Horner With 'Big Intentions' To Bring Alonso To Red Bull According To Schumacher

Tuesday, 26 March 2024 at 18:00
Updated at Tuesday, 26 March 2024 at 18:05
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Former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher suggested Christian Horner is a "very big fan of Fernando Alonso" and that the Spanish Matador might potentially have a seat in Red Bull next year.
The driver market is currently in one of the most exciting situations it has been in in a long time. Multiple big drivers are without contracts, and numerous top teams are searching for candidates.
As it stands, it isn't clear how the situation will evolve. After Lewis Hamilton announced he would be leaving Mercedes for Ferrari, it seemed everything was possible.
After the end of this season, Mercedes, Red Bull, and Aston Martin will all have free seats. Rumors suggest that even Max Verstappen could leave Red Bull, making things only more interesting.
One quiet driver who is patiently assessing his alternatives and waiting for the best opportunity is Fernando Alonso. Aston Martin clearly said they are interested in extending collaboration with the Spaniard, and now, they are only waiting for him to decide.
Alonso was heavily connected with a potential move to Mercedes, but if Verstappen decided to leave Red Bull, Ralf Schumacher suggests Christian Horner would very much welcome the Spanish matador in his team. He told Sky Germany:

"Christian Horner has always been a very, very big fan of Fernando Alonso. There seems to be big intentions in the background to bring Fernando Alonso into the cockpit next year..."

"There are these rumours, and these rumours and information are pretty good. If Fernando Alonso were to get Red Bull at the end of his career - the car with which he can win - Fernando Alonso obviously wants that."

The German pundit also noted how Alonso has been driving over the last two years. He is very clever, skilled, and doesn't lack the drive. Schumacher added:

"And you saw what he did this weekend, how fast he was, how he changed gears, how he stopped [George] Russell from overtaking him. He knows what he wants and I think he'd be a good fit."