“But in the future, who knows?” – Fernando Alonso and Max Verstappen have both expressed keen interest in teaming up for a racing category after Formula 1.
Fernando Alonso has revealed he held preliminary talks with Red Bull before committing to Alpine. Red Bull were considering letting go of the underperforming Alex Albon, which they eventually did, replacing him with Sergio Perez.
I had no conversations with Mercedes, there were some with Red Bull.
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Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso to team up?
The two-time world champion with Renault also revealed he is interested in collaborating with Max Verstappen in the future. He ruled out Formula 1 though, considering it won’t be too long before he hangs up his F1 boots for the second time. The Spaniard is currently on a stable contract with his former employer Renault.
“We still have an opportunity in the future. Maybe not in F1 because I don’t think that’s a possibility. But in the future, who knows? Both of us love racing, endurance racing, Le Mans, and many things. So it would be nice to one day share a team.”
Verstappen was his partner in the media day interview ahead of the Austrian GP, and as expected, was delighted with the idea. He is currently the championship leader, but is yet to win a title, so such a collaboration request is huge for him.
“Of course it would have been incredibly exciting to be at one team together with him. But like he said, there are also a lot of opportunities outside of Formula 1 later on. So who knows? It would be quite cool I think.”