Alonso enthusiastic about Toyota TS050
Fernando Alonso seems to be full of enthusiasm for the LMP1 hybrid after another test in the Toyota TS050:”Should every driver ever feel it”.
Fernando Alonso is rigorously preparing for the WEC season 2018/19 in Toyota’s service. As a result, the McLaren Formula 1 star traveled to his Spanish homeland right after his debut in the 24 Hours of Daytona to test drive the TS050 Hybrid in Aragon. Alonso, who had already completed his first “trial laps” in the LMP1 car last November in Bahrain, was enthusiastic after the Aragon test.
“The car is simply impressive, a very special machine,”says Alonso after the extensive test drives in the Toyota TS050,”The combination of all-wheel drive and hybrid boost makes it a rocket in acceleration phases. One comes out of a curve, is pressed correctly into the seat and one opens one’s eyes. Every racer should feel this, at least once,”said the Spaniard in favour of the LMP1 car.
The Toyota TS050 delivers around 1,000 hp of system power to the two drive axles. In contrast to Formula 1, where all the power has to be brought onto the road via the two rear wheels, the Japanese car accelerates both axles. The result: extreme traction when accelerating from corners. Alonso’s exuberant words are unlikely to please McLaren boss Zak Brown.
The American had warned Alonso not to spend too much work on PR and sponsorship events for his side job. I can hardly wait for June,”Alonso continues to cheer,” but I need a few more tests first, because you have to be well prepared for this race. It’s a race you have to face with respect – and that’s exactly what I’m trying to do.”
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