MAY 2, 2018
Le Mans will make Alonso tired says Hartley
Brendon Hartley is expecting Fernando Alonso to be "pretty tired" as his split duties between F1 and Le Mans racing kick off.
Spaniard Alonso is already at Spa Francorchamps, where at the weekend he will begin his adventure racing for Toyota in the world endurance championship.
Last year, now Toro Rosso driver Hartley did a similar thing, getting the call-up to race in F1 while completing his sports car duties for Porsche.
"It will be something different for him," the New Zealander told Spain's El Mundo Deportivo.
"I did a similar thing to him at the end of last year. It's exciting but he'll be pretty tired when everything's over.
"I don't know how many consecutive weeks he has, but I would say that Le Mans is a very exhausting race. It's not just a weekend, it's a full week, there's a lot of preparation, very short nights.
"But I think he'll love it," Hartley added.