Verstappen would like to do the 24 hours of Le Mans with his father
At a press conference this Thursday before the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend, Max Verstappen discussed his desire to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans soon. The Dutchman, currently leading the Formula 1 drivers’ world championship before the last four Grands Prix, can imagine himself teaming up with Jos, his father.
Leader of the Formula 1 drivers’ world championship before the last four Grands Prix of the season, Max Verstappen sets himself no limits in motorsport. Asked this Thursday at a press conference about his desires outside the world of F1, the Dutchman repeated his wish to one day compete in the 24 hours of Le Mans.
It must be said that the current resident of the Red Bull team has a prime example with his father Jos Verstappen, who competed in 107 Formula 1 Grands Prix and who took part twice in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. “Yeah, we’re talking about it a bit. The Hypercar is falling into place but there is still a need to have a few more entrants, said Max Verstappen. clear idea of what I want to do, possibly at Le Mans. Clearly that’s something I would love to do in the future. It would be great if I could do that with my dad. «
His father Jos returns to competition
At 49 years old, Jos Verstappen will be back on the car tracks in the coming weeks. He will participate in the Jack’s iInternational Drenthe Rally, in Assen, during this month of November. He is also expected at the 24 Hours of Dubai in January 2022. For the record, Jos Verstappen will participate in this race with Thierry Vermeulen, son of Raymond, the current manager of Max Verstappen.
While waiting for a possible participation in endurance races, Max Verstappen has an appointment with the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend. The 24-year-old has a 19-point lead over Lewis Hamilton heading into the final four races of the season, which ends on December 12 in Abu Dhabi. The prodigy of the Red Bull team is trying to win a first world champion title in the premier class.
In recent years, Fernando Alonso had made a foray into the world of endurance, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2018 and 2019. But the Spaniard, who also took part in the 500 miles of Indianapolis without succeeding in s’ impose, did not succeed in his goal of a triple crown, even though he had already won the Monaco Grand Prix in Formula 1. Winner of nine Grands Prix this season, Max Verstappen has notably won in the Principality.