Fernando Alonso admitted that luck played the major part in his #8 Toyota crew taking back-to-back Le Mans 24 Hours victories. The sister Toyota car had led much of the race, only for a puncture in the closing stages to allow #8 in for a victory which also came with WEC title glory.
Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima would have been crowned world champions with a second-place finish in Le Mans.
But they took the race win along with the title, as the #7 car piloted by Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez was punctured with under two hours left on the clock.
Alonso secured his third world title as a result, something he took great pride in, 13 years after his last championship in Formula 1 with Renault.
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