Two-time world champion Max Verstappen has expressed a desire to compete in endurance races alongside his father Jos.
The Dutchman’s deal, which was signed at the beginning of this year, stipulates that he will remain with Red Bull until at least the end of 2028, when he will be 31 years old.
The Red Bull star has been upfront about the fact that he isn’t really sure what he wants to do after that, but he has always been adamant that he does not want to race into his forties in the highest echelons of motorsport like Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen, and Fernando Alonso.
Although the 25-year-old has made it obvious that oval racing in IndyCar is not his ideal choice, participation in events like Le Mans may be appealing.
“Definitely not Alonso’s age! Not in Formula 1, who knows what else?” Verstappen told Viaplay. “But I definitely want to do endurance at some point… Maybe still a few more years, two or three years before I want to do that.
Jos won the LMP2 class at Le Mans in 2008, and this year he has given rallying a shot in the Belgian Rally Championship. Max wants to race with his 50-year-old dad before time runs out as he is not getting any younger.
“He’s getting too old and I want to do it with him!” said Verstappen.
In 2023, Alonso will compete in his 20th F1 season with Aston Martin, and Verstappen is struck by how passionate the 41-year-old driver still is.
“He is fast and he’s still very motivated,” he added. “Every time I talk to him, it’s like talking to a 30-year-old who is still in the middle of his career. He loves it, that’s why he’s doing it.”