No Swap between Perez & Alonso: Debunking the Rumor

Spanish F1 journalist Albert Fabrega debunks rumors of a driver swap between Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez, stating that the rumor has nothing to do with a driver change between teams.


‣ Spanish F1 journalist Albert Fabrega debunked the rumour about Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez swapping seats.
‣ The rumour suggested that Alonso would join Red Bull alongside Max Verstappen, with Perez returning to his former team.
‣ Fabrega clarified that the rumour had nothing to do with driver changes between teams or resignations.
‣ The speculation had created excitement among F1 fans hoping for a Verstappen-Alonso dream team.

Rumors of a driver swap between Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez had sparked excitement among Formula 1 fans. Spanish F1 journalist Albert Fabrega seemed to hint at the possibility with a cryptic tweet. However, Fabrega has now debunked this rumor, putting an end to speculations.

All Fabrega had initially posted on X was, “I don’t want to believe the rumor they told me in the paddock now. No.” This sparked a frenzy in the media, with many speculating about a potential “magic switch” between Alonso and Perez. Alonso was rumored to leave Aston Martin and partner with Max Verstappen at Red Bull, while Perez would return to his former team.

But Fabrega clarified the situation with another tweet on the Wednesday prior to the Brazilian GP weekend. He stated, “Already present at Interlagos. By the way, for anyone who has asked me about the rumor, all I can say is that it has nothing to do with a driver change between teams or a resignation.” This statement from Fabrega confirmed that the rumor of a driver swap is unfounded.

While fans may have been eagerly anticipating the prospect of a dream team composed of Verstappen and Alonso, it seems that this particular rumor does not hold any truth. The focus now shifts to the upcoming Brazilian GP and the thrilling battles on the track.

In the world of Formula 1, rumors constantly circulate and capture the attention of fans and media alike. However, it is always important to verify the authenticity of such rumors before jumping to conclusions. As Fabrega’s clarification shows, rumors can often be just that – unverified speculations.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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