Cadillac Survives Rain Storm To Win Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fernando Alonso is the third Formula One champion to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona following his role as anchor for Wayne Taylor Racing in the rain-shortened endurance event.

Alonso drove the Cadillac DPi to the lead in each of his three stints at Daytona International Speedway. His final pass was of Felipe Nasr, who missed a turn and drove through a deep patch of water as Alonso stayed on course and took over the lead.

IMSA called a red flag shortly after that pass, and drivers waited in their pits almost two hours for a decision on the remainder of the race.

 

Alonso joins Phil Hill (1964) and Mario Andretti (1972) as F1 champions to also win the most prestigious sports car event in North America. Alonso has two F1 titles but retired from that series in November.

The Spaniard now has won the Rolex, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Monaco Grand Prix. The next big event on his bucket list is the Indianapolis 500 in May.

Rolex 24 at Daytona 2019: Results

Overall finish Class finish Car
1 1 No. 10 Cadillac DPi
2 2 No. 31 Cadillac DPi
3 3 No. 7 Acura DPi
4 4 No. 54 Nissan DPi
5 5 No. 85 Cadillac DPi
6 1 No. 18 Oreca LMP2
7 2 No. 38 Oreca LMP2
8 6 No. 6 Acura DPi
9 7 No. 5 Cadillac DPi
10 1 No. 25 BMW M8 GTE
11 2 No. 62 Ferrari 488 GTE
12 3 No. 67 Ford GT
13 4 No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR
14 5 No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR
15 3 No. 81 Oreca LMP2
16 6 No. 3 Corvette C7.R
17 1 No. 11 Lamborghini Huracan GT3
18 2 No. 29 Audi R8 LMS GT3
19 3 No. 12 Lexus RC F GT3
20 4 No. 88 Audi R8 LMS GT3
21 5 No. 86 Acura NSX GT3
22 6 No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3
23 7 No. 33 Mercedes-AMG GT3
24 8 No. 73 Porsche 911 GT3 R
25 9 No. 13 Ferrari 488 GT3
26 10 No. 96 BMW M6 GT3
27 11 No. 44 Lamborghini Huracan GT3
28 7 No. 68 Ford GT
29 8 No. 4 Corvette C7.R
30 8 No. 50 Cadillac DPi
31 12 No. 19 Audi R8 LMS GT3
32 9 No. 24 BMW M8 GTE
33 13 No. 57 Acura NSX GT3
34 14 No. 63 Ferrari 488 GT3
35 15 No. 8 Audi R8 LMS GT3
36 16 No. No. 540 Porsche 911 GT3 R
37 4 No. 52 Oreca LMP2
38 17 No. 48 Lamborghini Huracan GT3
39 18 No. 9 Porsche 911 GT3 R
40 19 No. 46 Lamborghini Huracan GT3
41 20 No. 47 Lamborghini Huracan GT3
42 9 No. 55 Mazda DPi
43 21 No. 71 Mercedes-AMG GT3
44 22 No. 51 Ferrari 488 GT3
45 10 No. 84 Cadillac DPi
46 11 No. 77 Mazda DPi
47 23 No. 99 Porsche 911 GT3 R
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