Alonso Relates to Verstappen’s Desire to Quit

Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso have both indicated they may quit Formula 1 after their contracts expire, with Verstappen expressing dissatisfaction with the sport’s formats and Alonso empathizing with his feelings.


‣ Max Verstappen has hinted at potentially leaving Formula 1 after his contract ends in 2028 due to his dissatisfaction with the sport’s recent changes.
‣ Verstappen, a three-time world champion, has expressed his disinterest in continuing to compete in the midfield of the sport.
‣ Fernando Alonso, a veteran Formula 1 driver, empathizes with Verstappen’s feelings and has also considered quitting in the past.
‣ Despite his thoughts of quitting, Alonso acknowledges the unpredictability of the future, citing his own experience of staying in the sport longer than he initially intended.

Max Verstappen has hinted at leaving Formula 1. His contract is due to expire in 2028, and he’s been dropping hints about calling it quits. Fernando Alonso, another F1 driver, has expressed similar sentiments to GPblog and others. But hey, you can never be too sure about these things.

Verstappen isn’t exactly a fan of all the hoopla that comes with Formula 1. He’s been pretty vocal about his criticisms, particularly aimed at the different formats that have been tested in the sport’s premier class in recent years. It’s like he’s not thrilled about the direction things are heading.

The three-time world champion has even gone as far as saying he doesn’t see himself driving in the midfield anymore. That’s a pretty bold statement, don’t you think?

Alonso, on the other hand, has been in the F1 game a bit longer. He’s seen the ups and downs and knows how things can go. Despite this, Verstappen’s thoughts resonate with him. He said, “I feel the same way, to be honest. But you never know.”

Alonso recalled feeling the same way back in 2006 or 07. He signed a three-year contract with McLaren in 2007 and thought it would be his last. But look at him now, still in the game. So, he’s hesitant to make any predictions about the future.

So, there you have it. Both Verstappen and Alonso are contemplating their futures in Formula 1. But as Alonso said, you never know. Only time will tell what’s in store for these two.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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