Watch Fernando Alonso Break the Sebring Lap Record by Three Seconds

Behind the wheel of a Toyota TS050, Alonso beat the old record by a crazy three seconds.

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The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) has descended upon Sebring, and the tracks famous bumps won't slow them down. Just watch Fernando Alonso for proof. He put his Toyota TS050 on pole for the 1000 Miles of Sebring race, breaking the previous lap record at the Florida track by over three seconds.

Alonso's lap was a 1:40.124, while that the the previous lap record was a 1:43.274 set by Sebastien Bourdais driving a Peugeot 908 back in the American Le Mans Series Days. The Peugeot 908 is not a slow car—this lap proves just how fast the Toyota is.

"It was a nice lap, we had a nice feeling with the car on low fuel with new tires," Alsonso told Racer. "At night it’s a challenge on this circuit, but I enjoyed the lap. I thought a 1:39 was possible, but not this time."

Oh yeah, Alonso set this record at night, as if it wasn't impressive enough. Head to .

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