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After years of Le Mans misfortune, Toyota became impossible to beat

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For decades, Toyota just couldn’t catch a break at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Victory in the French race is one of the most prestigious prizes in motor sports, but Japan’s largest automaker just couldn’t nab it.

Toyota duly scored its first victory in 2018, and just repeated the feat with a dominant one-two finish at the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans — making it the only Japanese automaker with two Le Mans wins.

Assuming its two TS050 hybrids didn’t experience any mechanical issues (always a possibility over 24 hours of racing) the question was which car would cross the finish line first.

Alonso is a two-time Formula One world champion who is exploring other forms of racing after several fallow years in F1.

He hopes to become only the second driver to win racing’s unofficial “triple crown,” encompassing Le Mans, the Monaco Grand Prix, and the Indianapolis 500.

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