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ENDURANCE RACING: Fernando Alonso, of Spain, leaves his garage after a practice session for the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach. Image: AP / John Raoux

Spain - Fernando Alonso will skip the forthcoming post-Spanish Grand Grix test.

As he splits his time in 2018 between Formula One and preparation for Le Mans, the Spaniard is at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend for the 6 hour sports car endurance race with Toyota.

'I would probably be at home'

And McLaren has just announced that Stoffel Vandoorne, Lando Norris and Oliver Turvey will drive in Barcelona for the F1 test following the Spanish grand prix.

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Alonso told AS newspaper: "We discussed the test calendar in February, and they asked me if I wanted to do the one after the grand prix in Barcelona.

"I said no, and that means more rest, yes, but even if I wasn't doing the WEC, I probably would be at home anyway," he added.

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