Verstappen wants Le Mans assault with Alonso


Max Verstappen wants to team up with Fernando Alonso for an attack on the Le Mans 24 Hours in the future.

The Dutchman entertained the idea at the recent annual Honda Thanks Day celebration at the Twin Ring Motegi, when asked by fans if he would consider a switch to IndyCar.

While he confirmed that a move to IndyCar would not be on his radar any time soon, Verstappen did say he would consider other racing series.

“For sure I would like to try a MotoGP bike. I enjoy SuperGT. I got to try one last year, which was very nice. The Super Formula cars, they’re very nice. It’s the fastest car below Formula 1, they look great,” said Verstappen.

“But Le Mans, I would definitely like to do. I’ve been there already, when my dad used to race in Le Mans. The atmosphere is amazing in endurance – so many people, driving through the night, sunrise. I think it’s really cool.”

Verstappen: I’ve been speaking to Alonso about it

When asked who he would like to see lined up alongside him at the famous 24 hours endurance race, he named two-time outright winner Alonso.

“Well, I’ve been speaking to Fernando about it. He said he said he would only want to do it with me again,” said Verstappen. “So I was like, wow, that would be really cool.”

“The only thing is that, for Le Mans, there is not like a minimum weight for the driver.

“I’m quite a heavy driver, so I’d need to find light team mates to compensate. But Fernando is quite light, so it would be quite good. But we’d need to find another one, so I need to have a look.”

Alonso won the race with Toyota at the 2018 and 2019 runnings, competing in the top LMP1 class.

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