Fernando Alonso at the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso signs for Aston Martin

The Spanish Fernando Alonso, double world champion Formula Onehas signed for Aston-Martin Starting in 2023 with a multi-year contract, the British team announced on Monday.

“As I said, now on vacation we will sit down and I will decide something”, answered Alonso in Hungary about your near future. The double Asturian world champion stated that his wish was to continue in Alpine and that “if both parties agree, things will be settled in ten minutes”.

However, the surprise withdrawal of Sebastian Vettel at the end of this season he left him a free seat and he has taken advantage of it, so he will join his new team in 2023.

Mechanical problems and errors in team strategy have been weighing down Alonso who, according to himself, has lost “50-60 points” due to these situations throughout the year. A context that contrasts with that of his partner, Stephen Ocon, that has hardly suffered mishaps in this 2022.

In a statement, Aston Martin acknowledges that Fernando’s “incredible experience and brilliant race pace and ability is a clear statement of intent from an organization that is committed to developing a winning Formula 1 team.”

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For his part, Alonso was very optimistic about the future: “This team is clearly applying the energy and commitment to win, and therefore it is one of the most interesting in Formula One today. I know Lawrence Stroll-CEO of Aston Martin – and Lance Stroll for many years and it is very obvious that they have the ambition and passion to succeed in the Formula One”.

“I have seen how the team has consistently attracted great people with a winning tag, and I am aware of the enormous commitment to the new facilities and resources in SilverstoneNobody in Formula One today is showing greater vision and absolute commitment to victory, and that makes it a really exciting opportunity for me.”

Fernando Alonso at the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix

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“I continue to have the hunger and ambition to fight to be at the forefront, and I want to be part of an organization that is committed to learning, developing and succeeding, while we all know that there is a long way to go to get there and that we must apply all our energies in working together to find performance”, explains the double world champion.

Alonso also assures that “the passion and the desire to perform that I have witnessed – the pilot insists – convince me to maintain my enjoyment and my commitment to this sport. I intend to win again in this sport and, therefore, I have I have to take the opportunities that seem right to me”.

mutual admiration

For his part, the executive president of Aston Martin, Lawrence Stroll, acknowledges in the statement that he knows Fernando Alonso and admires him “for many years and I have always been clear that he is a committed winner like me.”

“I have made it my mission to bring together the best people and develop the right resources and organization to succeed in this highly competitive sport, and those plans are now taking shape at Silverstone, so it seemed only natural to invite Fernando to be part of developing a winning team, and in our recent conversations we quickly established that we have the same ambitions and values, and it was logical and easy to confirm our desire to work together,” said Stroll.

Source: Elespanol

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