Cape Town - Fernando Alonso wants "two or three weekends" away
from Formula 1 next year after getting his first taste of the Indianapolis 500.
Even though a return to Indy is very unlikely in 2018,
Alonso is still eager to compete in other racing disciplines and is continuing
talks with McLaren about the possibility of doing so after agreeing a new deal
to stay with the team.
"For me, I would race every weekend in any car in any
country," Alonso told Sky Sports F1.
"Obviously that would be difficult for McLaren to allow
me to race every weekend, but I think two or three weekends on the year [I will
race] in a different series.
"So at the right time I will speak with the team and
we'll see what happens."
One potential destination could be the Daytona 24 Hours at
the end of January, with McLaren director Zak Brown a co-founder of United Autosports
who hold an entry in the event.