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Brown tempted by a 'Triple Crown' of his own


Taking a leaf out Fernando Alonso's book, McLaren's Zak Brown wants a Triple Crown of his own as he targets wins at Monaco, Indy and Le Mans as a team boss.

Brown initiated Alonso's Indy 500 ambitions last year which has since inspired the Spaniard to broaden his racing horizon's and attempt to equal the great Graham Hill's feat of winning motorsport's three most coveted races.

The McLaren boss recently suggested that the future could perhaps see the Woking-based outfit return to Le Mans, an event it won back in 1995 with its iconic McLaren F1 GTR.

The opportunity would mark a first step towards Brown's personal Triple Crown aspirations.

"It’s a massive privilege to work at McLaren, that’s a dream come true. There’s not a team I would want to work for more than McLaren," Brown said.

"I want to get onto the Formula 1 podium, that’s what I’m excited about.

"Now Fernando has got this whole Triple Crown thing going, I think it would be cool to do that as a team boss. So maybe I can follow.

"It means I’ve got to win Monaco, as he’s already won Monaco. I just want to keep doing this for a long time. The McLaren brand and racing history is awesome."

A true racer at heart, Brown has no difficulty finding the proper motivation to fulfill his ambitions.

"What we did at Indianapolis last year was a dream come true, to do it with Michael Andretti who I grew up watching, to do it with a two-time Formula 1 world champion.

"It’s pretty easy to show up to work when your task is to try and win the Indianapolis 500 with McLaren and Fernando Alonso and the Andretti family.

"I just want to keep doing exciting stuff like that."

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