Chip Ganassi has seen his cars go to victory lane at the Indianapolis 500 four times. He has also stood in victory lane at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and the Daytona 500, among many other races. Later this month, he will see his Ford GTs race around the Circuit de la Sarthe at his first 24 Hours of Le Mans.
On Twitter, the 58-year-old team owner has made it very clear what he looks for in a driver, using the hashtag #ilikewinners.
One winner he might be interested in signing is 34-year-old Spanish racing driver Fernando Alonso – who has 32 Formula One race wins and two championships to his name.
Recently, Alonso was featured on the cover of Motorsport magazine with the following words next to him: “I want to win the Indy 500 & Le Mans”.
A fan on Twitter tweeted to Ganassi, saying: “come on Chip. Make it happen.”
Having started racing in Formula One in 2001 and having not scored a win in 2013, there have been talks about Alonso retiring from the sport in the not too distant future. It remains to be seen if, when he retires, we’ll still see him behind a wheel of a different kind of racing car… or bike.