Fernando Alonso reveals Max Verstappen dream

Fernando Alonso just needs to win the Indy 500 to claim the elusive 'triple-crown'.

Fernando Alonso has revealed that he’d “love” to compete in the Le Mans 24 Hours again but with fellow two-time World Champion Max Verstappen as his team-mate, with the Spaniard admitting that it’d be an “honour” to partner the Dutchman.

Alonso competed in the prestigious event during his two-year sabbatical from Formula 1; however, his first attempt at winning the 24-Hour race came when he was still racing for McLaren.

The 41-year-old was able to compete in the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours alongside his McLaren F1 commitments, with the veteran having actually won the race on his first attempt.

Alonso competed for Toyota again in 2019 where he claimed a second consecutive win at the legendary circuit, with him edging ever closer to winning the ‘triple-crown’.

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The Aston Martin driver has kept it no secret that he wants to achieve the hypothetical ‘triple-crown’, which is awarded to a driver once they win the Monaco Grand Prix, the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Indy 500.

With Alonso having won at the Circuit de Monaco in 2006 and in 2007, he has just the Indy 500 remaining to claim the crown.

Alonso has already attempted to win the final event, with him having led parts of the race during his debut attempt in 2017.

McLaren allowed Alonso to skip the Monaco GP that year so that he could compete in Indianapolis, with 2009 World Champion Jenson Button having replaced him.

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Following three attempts, Alonso is still yet to win the Indy 500, with the likelihood being that he’ll return to for a fourth attempt when he decides to retire from F1.

A return to Le Mans could also be on the cards for the Spaniard; however, if he were to return then he wants it to be in a team with Verstappen.

“In the future, for sure, if there is any opportunity,” Alonso said, as quoted by RacingNews365.com.

“We are very good friends.

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“We are always in contact. I would love to do Le Mans – if I do Le Mans once again – with Max.”

Whilst Verstappen has no interest in taking a trip across the pond to compete in the Indy 500, the 25-year-old would be more likely to race at Le Mans, with Alonso believing it’d be “an honour” to partner the reigning World Champion.

“That would be an honour,” Alonso admitted.