The two esteem each other, and that’s nothing new. But they had never thought of being teammates, also because – respect and compliments are fine – but whoever stands next to you in the pits is the first rival. And between Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso it would probably create an explosive rivalry, which winks at the fans but could be harmful to the team. Therefore, Formula 1 is to be excluded. The Spaniard, in the press conference of the Austrian Grand Prix, was asked about the possibility of sharing the garage one day with Verstappen as teammates, not denying that he had more than a thought: “I think it could happen in the future, but not in Formula 1. Maybe in Endurance and Le Mans“.
Alonso: “Me and Verstappen together? Maybe in Le Mans “
Verstappen certainly did not shrink from the proposal dream team by Alonso. He, a race animal thirsty for victories, would not wait: “It would probably have been exciting to be on the team together in Formula 1 as well, but as he says there are also a lot of opportunities outside the Circus, even afterwards. So who knows, would be very nice, I think“.