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WEC Would be 'Huge Distraction' for Alonso – Eric Boullier

McLaren-Honda‘s racing director Eric Boullier has suggested that for Fernando Alonso to compete in F1 and WEC in the same season would be a 'huge distraction' as the Spaniard prepares to test Toyota's LMP1 car in Bahrain. As Alonso still eyes motor racing's triple crown – winning the Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500 and Le Mans 24 Hours – there has been a suggestion that Alonso could compete in a number of WEC events leading up to a debut at Le Mans next year. Boullier, however, believes that the physical demands of competing in both F1 and WEC may be too much. 'I don't think you can physically do two programmes, it is too complicated,' he told Autosport. 'If you commit to two...
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