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Porsche boss: 'No room for Alonso in our team'

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Porsche boss Andreas Seidl says that he is perfectly happy with his team's current driver line-up and has no intentions of eventually making room for Fernando Alonso next year.

The McLaren drivers' self-proclaimed ambition to win the Triple Crown, which entails victory at Monaco in F1, at the Indy 500 and at Le Mans, has led many to believe he could be vying for a seat with the German manufacturer in 2018 to tackle the 24-hour classic.

But targeting a drive at Le Mans with Porsche could simply be a waste of time for the two-time F1 world champion who will be racing in the Indy 500 next month.

"We have six drivers with whom we are very satisfied -- and with whom we are planning for the long term," said Andreas Seidl.

"Alonso is an interesting driver and two years ago we could have put something together. But now we do not have a third prototype -- and there are currently no plans to change," he added.

McLaren has hinted that it could also be interested in a return to Le Mans, a race it won with its legendary F1 GTR in 1995.

But Alonso is only interested in an LMP1 drive as it is the only opportunity for achieving outright victory in the Sarthe.

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