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

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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