Fernando Alonso’s museum incorporates his Dakar Toyota

La Morgal, Spain, Feb 8 (EFE).- The Fernando Alonso Museum on Tuesday expanded its collection to include the Toyota Hilux that the Spanish driver used in his 2020 Dakar Rally debut.

The two-time Formula One champion considers the car to be one of the most important at the museum, which houses more than 300 items.

Located in his native Asturias, northern Spain, the Fernando Alonso Museum is in the process of expanding its exhibition space to bring new additions.

The Toyota Hilux, however, has caught the attention of Alonso fans, who are eagerly awaiting a chance to see the vehicle in the flesh, the museum’s manager Ricardo Moran, told Efe.

“It is one of the most anticipated pieces,” Moran said, adding that its uniqueness was “striking” compared to the rest of the cars at the museum, which includes the Toyota that Alonso drove to victory twice at Le Mans and the Renault F1 car in which he won the 2005 championship.

The museum also offers a look-back at the Spaniards racing career through overalls, trophies and helmets and goes as far back as his first kart, which was originally built by his father, José Luis, for his sister. EFE


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