Hartley can replace Alonso in Toyota?

Hartley can replace Alonso in Toyota?

April 21, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Brandon Hartley, a former Toro Rosso racer, who has now returned to Porsche Motorsport as a test pilot for the Formula E training program, may replace Fernando Alonso on the Toyota factory team in the World Endurance Championships next year.

This writes the French edition of Auto Hebdo, suggesting that Alonso does not plan to act in the WEC next season, and it is the New Zealander who is considered the main contender for the future vacancy. Hartley’s collaboration with Toyota will begin this year: hours of Le Mans “with the prospect of entering its main structure in the season 2019-2020.

Earlier, Hartley said that he would try to combine performances in Formula E with participation in the WEC races, which is quite successful, for example, Sebastien Buemi: “I still love Le Mans and endurance races. I think it is possible to combine the two programs, as do other racers. “

It is unclear when Brandon next time to start. It was planned that in early May he would take part in the 6-hour race at Spa with the Russian team SMP Racing, where he replaced Jenson Button and had already performed at Sebring in the same crew with Mikhail Aleshin and Vitaly Petrov, but yesterday it became known that Hartley lost his place to stoffel vandorn.