Alonso: The Toyota TS050 is amazing like a rocket ship

Toyota have revealed the 2018-spec Toyota TS050 Hybrid which McLaren driver Fernando Alonso will race in the World Endurance Championship, including Le Mans, this season.

Although the car broke cover today, Alonso has already tested it when he drove during a private Toyota test at Aragon the week after the double F1 World Champion competed in his first Daytona 24 Hours last month.

Alonso was impressed, “The car is just amazing, this machine is something very special. The four-wheel drive, together with the boost of the hybrid system makes the acceleration like a rocket ship.”

“You go out of the corners and you feel the compression of the seat and your eyes are very wide open. Any racing driver should feel that, one time.”

“I cannot wait until June [for Le Mans], but I know that before that big event I need to do some tests, because you need to prepare for that race. You need to respect that race and I will try to do that,” added Alonso.