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Williams F1 driver Lance Stroll joins Fernando Alonso in 24 Hours of Daytona

Lance Stroll, who drives for Williams in Formula One and finished fifth at 24 Hours of Daytona last year, will join Fernando Alonso as the second active F1 drive on the endurance race grid

other sports Updated: Nov 30, 2017 22:06 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Paris
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Lance Stroll Williams F1 team will drive a car backed by Hollywood martial arts movie star Jackie Chan at the 24 Hours of Daytona. (Getty Images)

Williams’ Formula One driver Lance Stroll will line up in January’s Daytona 24-hour race in a car backed by Hong Kong martial arts film star Jackie Chan.

The 19-year-old Canadian, who finished fifth at Daytona last year, will have for company on the grid McLaren’s two-time former F1 champion Fernando Alonso, driving for United Autosports.

Alonso skipped this year’s Monaco Grand Prix to take part in the Indianapolis 500, leading the race until his car’s engine went up in smoke.

Stroll will share the wheel in the Chan team’s Oreca 07 car with Swede Felix Rosenqvist, Dutch driver Robin Frijns and Spain’s Daniel Juncadella.

“We’re going to Daytona for the pleasure, to compete and of course to try and win,” said Stroll, who finished the recently concluded 2017 F1 season in 12th position with 40 points.

First Published: Nov 30, 2017 20:18 IST