It has been well documented that one of Fernando Alonso’s aims in his career is to achieve the Triple Crown of Motorsport, which consists of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix.
Alonso had his first attempt at the Indianapolis 500 last season and will in 2018 race with Toyota in the upcoming WEC super season, which includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
However another Triple Crown contender has emerged with Juan Pablo Montoya having been confirmed to be racing at the Le Mans 24 Hours this year with the LMP2 United Autosports outfit. The same outfit that Alonso contested the 2018 24 Hours of Daytona.
Montoya is slightly ahead of Alonso in achieving the Triple Crown having won the Indianapolis 500 twice (2000 and 2015) and the Monaco Grand Prix (2003), only needing a Le Mans 24 Hours win to complete the achievement.
This is in comparison to Alonso having only achieved one part of the Triple Crown to date. That being the Monaco Grand Prix (2006 and 2007).
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of the iconic motorsport events in the world, and had added flavour to it when it was confirmed that Alonso would be racing at the event this year as part of his quest to achieve the Triple Crown. But now with Montoya also confirmed, this season’s race is a must see and looks set to be another classic.Embed from Getty Images