Fernando Alonso needs to workforce up with Max Verstappen for tilt at Le Mans : PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso is open to the thought of teaming up with Max Verstappen for a tilt on the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Each of those double World Champions have an curiosity in endurance racing, though for Verstappen it’s at present restricted to competing on a simulator having ascended to the height of his System 1 profession.

Alonso, although, has extra real-life expertise of prototype sportscars.

He’s a two-time Le Mans winner with Toyota Gazoo Racing, a World Endurance champion and in addition received the Daytona 24 Hours in 2019 with the Wayne Taylor Racing workforce, alongside a former F1 rival in Kamui Kobayashi.

However it’s certainly one of his present contemporaries whom the Spaniard probably sees himself alternating within the cockpit with in future, that being Verstappen – particularly because the Dutchman has expressed an curiosity in ultimately tackling different classes, given he doesn’t foresee himself remaining in F1 previous his sell-by date.

“I do know Max needs to do some endurance someday and I do know he’d love to do the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” stated the Alpine driver throughout an interview with De Telegraaf.

“I’m definitely open to doing that collectively. I feel we must always give the thought an opportunity if we will drive for a aggressive workforce.”

It was additionally put to Alonso that maybe Max’s father, Jos, might be a part of the duo on condition that line-ups for Le Mans usually comprise three drivers.

“His father for Le Mans? In the intervening time, I choose Max,” stated the 41-year-old.

“However I even have a whole lot of respect for Jos. He might develop the position of workforce principal!”

Additionally within the interview, Alonso was requested about what number of World Championships could possibly be received by Verstappen, who has two within the bag despite the fact that he has solely simply turned the age of 25.

To place that into context, Lewis Hamilton was a decade older than Verstappen when he notched up title quantity seven – so one each alternate yr any further would put the Pink Bull driver on target to emulate the Briton.

“It will likely be tough for him to achieve the seven titles of Lewis and Michael Schumacher,” added Alonso.

“Actually Max has the expertise to get there, however it’s important to have a automobile that could be very aggressive for a few years and also you by no means have that assure.

“Now, it’s simple. All the things factors to Pink Bull dominating within the subsequent few years, however we don’t know for positive. Let’s see if Max is that fortunate.”

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