Макс Верстапен открадва интервю, за да обърне масата на Фернандо Алонсо | F1 | спорт

Макс Верстапен открадва интервю, за да обърне масата на Фернандо Алонсо | F1 | спорт

Макс Верстапън sabotaged his own interview after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, welcoming in Фернандо Алонсо and taking over the role of interviewer. 

The reigning world champion dominated the final race of the season at the Yas Marina Circuit, capping off an unprecedented campaign with a pole position and comfortable victory to match.

Verstappen was discussing his race with Viaplay reporters in the TV pen when he spotted Alonso waiting in line to carry out his own media duties. Taking over the role of interviewer, he opted to usher the Aston Martin driver into his slot.

« Fernando, how was your race? » Verstappen asked to a giggling Alonso. « My race was a lot more exciting than yours I think, » the Spaniard responded with a wry smile. 

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Verstappen then probed deeper, asking the 42-year-old for a synopsis of his evening. Alonso explained: « Yeah I’d been in the fight with Yuki [Tsunoda] at the beginning of the race and then with Piastri, and then with Hamilton and at the end with Yuki again.

« So yeah, different than yours I guess. » The Red Bull star continued his line of questioning, asking Alonso how his AMR23 was performing out on the Yas Marina Circuit.

« Unexpected, » Alonso responded. « A lot of [tyre] deg, especially at the front so I think I was the first one to stop, right? On lap 16? Yeah a lot of deg[radation]. »

After a little more conversation about their races, the pair turned their attention towards the winter break. The 2024 season opener in Bahrain is just under 100 days away following the conclusion of the 2023 campaign in Abu Dhabi.

Verstappen and Alonso joked about meeting up for some on-track testing in the coming weeks before the three-time world champion signed off his interview with a cheeky message to the Viaplay representative: « Very lovely, I did it for you. »

While the Dutchman came out victorious in Abu Dhabi for the 19th time this season, Alonso could also celebrate. His late overtake on Tsunoda meant he pipped Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris to P4 in the Drivers’ Championship. 

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