Moto GP champion Marc Marquez suggests F1 could be an option!

24-08-2019 14:51
by Adam Newton
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Moto GP champion Marc Marquez suggests F1 could be an option!

Five time Moto GP champion Marc Marquez has hinted that a bid to drive in F1 could be a possibility for him in the near future as he has called out Lewis Hamilton for a competition.

Marquez has tested a Toro Rosso and Hamilton is a keen biker, so the Spaniard reckons it would be a good test to see who is quicker in their respective sports.

The 26-year old told the Daily Mail: "It would be interesting. Face-to-face, first an F1 car and then a motorbike because I know he is riding.

“I speak to him by social media sometimes and I know he rides a bike and rides really well. So I look forward to, at a minimum, meeting him. We were very close last year but we had compromises and couldn’t make it work.

“I tested at the Red Bull Ring in a Toro Rosso car. It was a really nice experience. I drove 40 laps and it was a real test. The speed was there but I lack the experience. I knew the layout of the track but the braking points and downforce was the most difficult thing to understand."

Marquez added that he would be keen later down the line to take car racing seriously, adding: “My complete focus in the coming years will remain on MotoGP. I’m part of a fantastic team, and I feel fully motivated.

“Who knows though, maybe Formula 1 will be a serious idea for me in a few years’ time.”

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