WATCH: Max Verstappen switches into reporter mode for Fernando Alonso as he questions how the Abu Dhabi GP went for the Oviedo man

Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso interviewed each other as the two World Champions bid adieu to the 2023 season.


WATCH: Max Verstappen switches into reporter mode for Fernando Alonso as he questions how the Abu Dhabi GP went for the Oviedo man

Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso (via imago)

Max Verstappen wrapped up yet another championship-winning season in stellar style as he crossed the chequered flag in P1. The win at the final race of the season, at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, marked his 19th victory of the season, as the Dutch driver set a record of ‘most wins by a Driver in a single calendar year’ this season.

Verstappen after claiming the top step of the podium was later seen interacting with the media alongside fellow F1 drivers, moments later Verstappen took the mic from an Oviedo reporter and started interviewing Fernando Alonso about the race. The two World Champions also hinted at a possible battle between themselves in GT3 machines. Verstappen started saying, “Fernando how was your race?” to a blushing Alonso, who had just walked up to the Dutchman.

The three-time World Champion questioned the two-time title holder on various subjects regarding his Abu Dhabi outing. Verstappen’s hilariously accurate portrayal of an actual F1 reporter saw him ask the Spaniard about the overview of the race and the Tire degradation of the Aston Martin driver’s car before sharing a competitive remark with Alonso.

The conversation drifted to discussions about the winter break as the drivers talked about their F1 and GT3 testing plans. Verstappen revealed that he will be testing in a GT3 car at Portimao later in the winter break. Alonso revealed that he, also, will be testing a GT3 car at the Aragon circuit in Spain. Alonso ended the humorous exchange with a small warning to Max Verstappen.

I can beat you there [GT3].

Fernando Alonso’s Boss Lawrence Stroll gets the entire Aston Martin team in trouble after private jet use data is revealed

A recent investigative report by The Guardian has unveiled Aston Martin F1 team owner Lawrence Stroll’s extensive use of private jets, with approximately 1,512 flights recorded since the beginning of 2022. Stroll, a billionaire with a significant stake in the Aston Martin brand, has faced scrutiny for the environmental impact of his jet travels, given the substantial carbon footprint associated with private air travel. This revelation contrasts Aston Martin’s earlier commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, aligning with global efforts to combat climate change.

Lawrence Stroll (via imago)
Lawrence Stroll (via Imago)

The F1 team had received a three-star FIA rating for environmental sustainability, positioning itself as a leader in environmental responsibility within the racing industry. However, Stroll’s extensive use of private jets, even for short journeys as brief as 15 minutes, challenges the team’s green image. The report extends its findings beyond Stroll, highlighting private jet usage by 200 celebrities, CEOs, and billionaires, collectively contributing to an estimated 415,518 tonnes of CO2 emissions over 44,739 journeys—exceeding the carbon footprint of F1 in 2019. Notably, other figures in the F1 paddock, including Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso, also own private jets.

The investigation brings attention to the overall environmental impact of private jet usage within the realm of Formula 1. Aston Martin F1’s earlier commitment to environmental sustainability now faces increased scrutiny in light of these revelations, challenging the team’s claims to drive industry-wide change and prompting a reevaluation of their environmental practices.