Verstappen & Alonso May Compete Together in 24 Hours of Le Mans Only With Me

Max Verstappen is considering participating in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race after his Formula 1 career, possibly forming a team with Fernando Alonso, with whom he has already had preliminary discussions.

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‣ Max Verstappen has expressed interest in participating in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race after his Formula 1 career, potentially forming a team with Fernando Alonso.
‣ Verstappen and Alonso have already had preliminary discussions about this possibility.
‣ The 24 Hours of Le Mans sometimes overlaps with a Formula 1 Grand Prix, but this will not be the case in the upcoming year.
‣ A challenge for Verstappen is the minimum weight requirement for the Le Mans race, as he is a heavier driver. However, Alonso is lighter which could help balance the team’s overall weight.


Max Verstappen, the Dutch racing driver, has a real soft spot for long-distance racing. It’s almost a given that he’ll take a shot at winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans after his Formula 1 career wraps up.

There’s talk of him possibly forming a superteam with Fernando Alonso. In fact, they’ve already started having some preliminary chit-chat about this.

During the Honda Thanks Day, the topic of the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans came up. “I’ve been chatting with Fernando about it,” Verstappen shared. “He said he’d only want to do it with me again.” His response? “Wow, that’d be really cool.”

Now, the 24 Hours of Le Mans sometimes clashes with a Formula 1 Grand Prix. This year, that wasn’t the case, and it won’t be next year either. But for now, these are just plans for the future.

There’s a bit of a snag for Verstappen, though. There’s a minimum weight requirement for the race, so it helps if the drivers aren’t too heavy. “I’m quite a heavy driver,” he admits. “So I need to find light teammates to compensate. Fernando is quite light, so that works out. But then we need to find another one.”

Alonso has already tasted victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans once with Toyota. In 2018, he was part of the winning trio alongside Japan’s Kazuki Nakajima and Switzerland’s Sébastien Buemi. They drove the car with the start number 8.

So, who knows what the future holds? Stay tuned for more.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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