Pastor Maldonado won a race after seven years and won this Sunday, January 27 in the 24 hours of Daytona. The maracayero won the victory with his team Dragon Speed in the LMP2.
"We came to win and we did the work that we came to do, we were expecting another, we should continue preparing for the rest of the World Championship of Resistance," said the criollo in an interview with FoxSports.
Spaniard Fernando Alonso was declared the winner after running the race having decided the end of the race ten minutes before the time originally scheduled for closure, as measured by poor track conditions before the heavy rains that affected the race. development and forced several suspensions.
The Spaniard, 37, added the prestigious US endurance race to a rich history that includes 32 victories in Formula 1 where he was champion in 2005 and 2006 and the 24 Hours victory at Le Mans last year.
"Amazing, just an incredible test experience and a perfect run for the race," said Alonso. "We were competitive in everything: dry and wet night." The Spaniard will not race in F1 in the 2019 season.