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Fernando Alonso Turned down surprise Red Bull offer to partner Max Verstappen

This could have been a 2019 F1 season disruptor

Recently Red Bull announced that a driver swap will take place with sister team Toro Rosso. This swap sees Pierre Gasly go back to toro Rosso and Alex Albon to take his place at Red Bull.

However, Mundo Deportivo (Spanish Sports Newspaper) reported that Red Bull contacted Alonso in July after the British Grand Prix to offer him a seat for the remainder of the season. If Alonso had accepted the offer to be a teammate of Verstappen, this would see Alonso being a top contender for the rest of the season affecting Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes. This is even because of Red Bull's performance in the last 4 races has seen Max winning twice and finishing in the top 5. Even though Mercedes's and Hamilton's lead is comfortable, but a move like this will bring some form of pressure to both.

Alonso in the past has said that he will return to Formula 1 if and when the correct opportunity arises, he will return to Formula 1. Should Alonso Have taken the Red Bull deal? Let me know in the comments.

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Comments (13)

  • I'm not sure this is true...

      11 months ago
  • I will chop of my arm if this is true. I know for a fact it isn't.

      11 months ago
  • I think I found the article you're talking about. Now, I'm not exactly fluent in Spanish but it says Alonso, rejectivo, Red Bull, and 2020 in the title. Not exactly hard to figure out what it says. Even if it the article is real, (which it definitely isn't) you still managed to say that Red Bull was offering a seat for 2019. Congratulations, you managed to get a fake story wrong.

      11 months ago
  • No, he is contracted to another racing series this season. Plus no point joining mid-season when he doesn’t have the opportunity to win the drivers’ championship, he would effectively be Max’s no 2. If they offer him again for next season, he will rip their arm off!

      11 months ago
  • I thought Honda didn't want Alonso in a car powered by them..... I'm guessing this is a false story

      11 months ago
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