Fernando Alonso says Zak Brown is "unique" and thanked the McLaren boss for letting him take on other projects.

Alonso hails McLaren boss

Alonso hails McLaren boss

The Spaniard competed in the Indianapolis 500 last year and is set to contest the Rolex 24 at Daytona this month, ahead of a potential tilt at Le Mans in June.

Brown has previously stated he feels Alonso's involvement in other motorsport events benefits McLaren rather than serves as a distraction, and the 36-year-old is delighted he has the American's backing.

"He’s a very unique boss. He has this wider vision of motorsport, he’s a commercial genius," Alonso said, as reported by Crash.net.

"He helped McLaren a lot in the last two years, and now he’s not helping McLaren, I think he’s helping motorsport in general.

"So I completely share his vision. He’s not only my boss, he’s my friend as well.

"I think he’s doing great things for the sport."

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