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Pair that with a biblical amount of rain, and the ensuing carnage will look something like this weekend's 24 hours of Daytona. Kamui Kobayashi and Renger van der Zande were also part of the race-winning entry, but Alonso commanded significant worldwide interest in his first major race since his final grand prix start in Abu Dhabi. With safety top of mind, the stewards finally threw the red flag for a second time due to the torrential downfall and let that stoppage continue on to the end of the race. The majority of the final eight hours was run under a yellow flag.

"Just an incredible experience - flawless execution for the race", Alonso said, "We were competitive in everything - dry, wet, night, day".

Alonso now has both of sportscar racing's blue-riband events - Le Mans and Daytona - on his CV, becoming also the third F1 world champion to win the Daytona 24 Hours after Phil Hill and Mario Andretti.

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The Spaniard, who won back-to-back world championships in 2005 and 2006, retired from Formula One in November. "I need to be very calm and clever with the decisions for the future".

Finishing second was the No. 31 Cadillac DPi of Whelen Engineering Racing, co-driven by Felipe Nasr, Eric Curran and Pipo Derani.

He made his debut at Daytona a year ago, finishing 38th. "(But) right now I didn't have a free day in January so far and in February we start testing with Toyota again, with the IndyCar program so it's going to be very, very busy until June". "For me, in December we started preparing for the race and receiving all the documents, how the Cadillac works and how Wayne Taylor Racing works, some procedures that maybe are different compared with other teams".

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Although he did a vehicle swap with seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson in November and ran exhibition laps in a stock auto, Alonso said at Daytona that NASCAR events are not now on his radar. We're enjoying our racing... He climbed from seventh to first during his first stint and was also at the wheel when the race was red flagged and subsequently called off.

He added: "We had a plan to execute the race and followed it step by step".

The four-car chase lost one of its protagonists around the 20-hour mark when the #6 Acura of Simon Pagenaud dropped out of contention with a broken oil pump. That's the way you win these 24-hour races, and we kind of came into the grid thinking nearly every single auto can win the race, and you see guys making little mistakes here and there, and this team has now done six out of seven years finishing on the podium without issues.

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