Alonso to attend Le Mans next month

Fernando Alonso has revealed that he would like to contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's oldest and most famous sports car race. On the same day he warned that he would leave Formula One if the big teams depart, the double world champion...

Fernando Alonso has revealed that he would like to contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's oldest and most famous sports car race.

On the same day he warned that he would leave Formula One if the big teams depart, the double world champion told reporters in Monaco he will attend next month's event, to take place between the Turkish and British grands prix.

However, the 27-year-old Spaniard denied that Le Mans is his "plan-B", should the departure of works teams leave him without a F1 seat in 2010.

"I hope to race more than one race a year," said the Renault driver.

"I am only 27 years old and have won the Formula One world championship twice, so there are also other categories to win," Alonso added.

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Drivers Fernando Alonso