Rumour has it that double Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso is set to try his hand in a works Toyota LMP1 machine later this month. According to sources close to motorsport.com, it is believed that McLaren Honda pilot and one of the most highly regarded drivers of the current Grand Prix field is set to drive for the Toyota LMP1 prototype team, getting behind the wheel at an upcoming 'Rookie Driver' test to be held at the Bahrain International Circuit after the close of the current WEC season later this month. Alonso has long been known to be interested in chasing the motorsport "Triple Crown" of Le Mans, Monaco and Indy 500 success, even going so far as to agree a deal to compete for United Autosports in next seasons Daytona 24 Hour endurance race. With a potential deal to spend time behind the wheel of a contemporary LMP1 Prototype is the Spanish drivers clearest sign yet that a tilt at the world famous Le Mans 24 Hours is on the cards sooner rather than later. According to motorsport.com, Alonso has already been seen visiting the Toyota factory for a seat fitting, and with the German outfit potentially the only works team looking to participate in the World Endurance Championship 'Super Season' next year, 2018/19 could well be a golden opportunity for the 36-year-old Spaniard to secure the most coveted endurance racing trophy in the world. At the time of writing both Alonso and Toyota are remaining tight lipped about any kind of collaboration either at Bahrain or Le Mans, however the partnership does seem like a match made in heaven and with McLaren without a works factory engine supply for next season, this could be the first step towards seeing the popular former champion behind the wheel of a top level prototype machine at Le Mans in June... Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available... Formula One fan? Check out the Formula One Sub Forum here at RaceDepartment to involve yourself with our active motorsport community! Like what you see here at RaceDepartment? Don't forget to like, subscribe and follow us on social media! RaceDepartment YouTube RaceDepartment Twitter RaceDepartment Facebook RaceDepartment Twitch RaceDepartment Instagram Do you think Alonso should test the Toyota LMP1 car or concentrate on his McLaren duties? Can the Spaniard crack Le Mans first time should he get a drive? Let us know in the comments section below!