Alonso recognized luck had played a big part in completing an unprecedented Le Mans double in a single superseason.
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Double Formula One champion Fernando Alonso struck lucky and won the Le Mans 24 Hours sports car race for the second year in a row Sunday with Toyota teammates Kazuki Nakajima and Switzerland's Sebastien Buemi.The No. 8 car crew, who had been running second until last-hour drama, were also crowned world endurance champions with Nakajima driving the final stint and becoming the first Japanese to win a global FIA-sanctioned series.That nonhybrid car finished seven laps off the pace on a sunny afternoon.The two Toyota TS050 hybrids had started first and second, with the No. 7 car immediately setting the pace but with the gap repeatedly narrowed by safety car periods.
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