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Fernando Alonso launches emoji app, includes deckchair antics

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Fernando Alonso has followed in the footsteps of Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and Steph Curry by launching his own custom emoji app.

As well as being one of the most impressive and relentless racers Formula 1 has known, the two-time world champion has been ’embracing the meme’ more and more in recent years.

The McLaren driver announced revealed his new emoji app on both the Apple Store and Google Play, allowing his fans to access the stickers for use in messages and posts.

There may have been 77 Alonso-jis (that works, right?) to pick from, but there could be just one winner: the deckchair, as seen in Brazil for the past two years.

So if you’re tired of sending the same old spicy memes to your friends, Fernando’s got your back covered.

Depending on McLaren’s fortunes through 2017, we imagine some may be used more than others, though…

Keating stripped of Le Mans GTE-Am win; No. 68 Ganassi entry also disqualified

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FIA stewards announced Monday that two Ford GT entries have been disqualified from this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, including the GTE-Am class-winning No. 85 entry from privateer Keating Motorsports.

Also DQ’d was the factory No. 68 Chip Ganassi Racing entry of Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and Sebastien Bourdais, which initially finished fourth in the GTE-Pro class.

Both entries were found in violation of fuel capacity regulations, with the No. 85 entry also failing to meet the minimum refueling time during pit stops.

The refueling system on the No. 85 entry, driven by Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Felipe Fraga, measured a time of 44.4 seconds during a stop, just shy of the minimum required time of 45 seconds.

As a result, the team was initially issued a 55.2-second post-race penalty by officials, which elevated the No. 56 Team Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR of Joerg Bergmeister, Patrick Lindsey, and Egidio Perfetti to the class win.

The time penalty was calculated by the difference in the refueling time (0.6 seconds) multiplied by the amount of pit stops made by the team (23), then multiplied by four.

The No. 85 entry was set to finish second in class, but then received an outright DQ after its fuel capacity was also revealed to be 0.1 liters above the maximum permitted capacity of 96 liters.

As for Ganassi’s No. 68 entry, it was found to have a fuel capacity of 97.83 liters, which is above the maximum allowed capacity of 97 liters for the GTE-Pro Fords.

The No. 67 Ford of Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell, and Jonathan Bomarito subsequently moves up to fourth, and the No. 69 Ford of Scott Dixon, Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook moves up to fifth.

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