Max Verstappen says he wants to race the LeMans in the RB17
Aston Martin has recently confirmed their return to Le Mans.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen. (Via IMAGO)
Max Verstappen is currently dominating the realm of Formula One racing. He has won all but three races of the 2023 season and is potentially en route to winning the remaining races of the year. Verstappen will most probably secure his title during the Qatar GP sprint race. But the Dutchman doesn’t want to limit his racing career to F1, and he has confirmed in Qatar that the Le Mans is on his bucket list.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is arguably the most prestigious race in the world. Ferrai won the 2023 edition of the event as they covered the most distance at the track in the French track in 24 hours against rivals Toyota. Verstappen’s F1 rival Aston Martin is set to race in the series next year with the iconic hypercar Valkyrie.
The sophisticated machinery was designed by current Red Bull Technical Director and F1 designing wizard Adrian Newey. The media asked Verstappen if he would like to race the car with the powerful V12 engine at Le Mans. He replied, as reported by Express, “I will definitely do Le Mans, but it needs to also come together.
Verstappen added that he would love to race in the series in the Red Bull RB17 hypercar if possible. He said, “I don’t want to rock up there and just be filling up the field; if it’s possible, maybe with the RB17? Who knows…”
Max Versttapne expects Fernando Alonso to race at Le Mans
Verstappen thinks that Fernando Alonso might be racing for the hypercar Valkyrie of the Aston Martin next season. The AMR driver is a two-time Le Mans winner. Verstappen said, “it’s an amazing car and maybe Fernando will be driving the car anyways…”
But the latest reports and rumors suggest that the two-time F1 world champion might not get a Le Mans seat in 2024. AMR F1 team is not ready to let Alonso and his teammate Lance Stroll race outside F1 as they see F1 as the priority.
Max Verstappen might race in the GT3 class as well in the future. He is an avid fan of GT# racing and has a dedicated sim-racing team. The Dutch star has recently confirmed he will be fielding cars for young drivers in the future by converting Redline to an actual racing team.
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