Two two-time Formula 1 world champions could join their talents to compete in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Or at least that’s what one of them, Fernando Alonso, suggests.
The Spanish driver, world champion in 2005 and 2006, commented that in the future he would like to team up with Red Bull Racing’s current two-time champion Max Verstappen, who has an interest in endurance racing, although for the moment he is focused on practicing in the simulator.
Alonso already has experience at Le Mans
Alonso, in addition to being a two-time Formula 1 champion, is also a two-time Le Mans champion with Toyota Gazoo Racing, world endurance champion and also won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2019 with the Wayne Taylor Racing team.
The Spaniard, who currently competes with the French Alpine team, noted that Max is open to the possibility of racing at Le Mans.
“I know Max wants to do some endurance one day and I know he would like to do the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” he said in an interview with De Telegraaf. “I’m certainly open to doing it together. I think we should give the idea a chance if we can drive for a competitive team.”
He doesn’t think ‘Mad Max’ can match Hamilton’s titles
Verstappen is 25 years old and already has two world titles as a driver, so Alonso (41) was questioned about how many more championships he thinks the Red Bull Dutchman could win.
“It will be difficult for him to reach the seven titles of Lewis and Michael Schumacher,” he said. “Certainly, Max has the talent to get there, but you have to have a car that is very competitive for many years and you never have that guarantee.”
“Now, it’s easy. Everything points to Red Bull dominating in the next few years, but we don’t know for sure. Let’s see if Max has that luck,” he concluded.