F1: Fernando Alonso to exchange Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin from 2023

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso will prolong his System One profession by becoming a member of Aston Martin subsequent season.

The 41-year-old Spaniard will change Sebastian Vettel, who introduced his retirement final week. Alonso’s contract with Alpine was ending this season. Aston Martin stated Monday that it signed Alonso to a multi-year deal.

“Nobody in System One right now is demonstrating a higher imaginative and prescient and absolute dedication to successful, and that makes it a very thrilling alternative for me,” Alonso stated of Aston Martin. “I nonetheless have the starvation and ambition to battle to be on the entrance, and I wish to be a part of a company that’s dedicated to study, develop and succeed.”

Alonso can be going into his twentieth season in F1. He gained his titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006. He took two years off in 2019 and 2020 to race in different sequence, together with runs on the Indy 500.

“I’ve witnessed the thrill within the engineering staff and all through the entire group on the alternative to work with Fernando,” Aston Martin staff principal Mike Krack stated. “We all know that almost everybody can study from somebody of Fernando’s calibre and expertise. We’re assured that he’ll encourage everybody to elevate their sport.” Aston Martin, whose different driver is Lance Stroll, son of proprietor

Lawrence Stroll, is barely ninth within the 10-team constructors’ standings this season. Alonso stated he is aware of Lance and Lawrence properly they usually share the identical “ambition and fervour to succeed” in F1.

“All of us respect that there’s a lot to be completed to get to the entrance, and that we should apply all our energies in working collectively to seek out efficiency,” Alonso stated. “The eagerness and need to carry out that I’ve witnessed persuade me to keep up my enjoyment and dedication to the game. I intend to win once more on this sport and subsequently I’ve to take the alternatives that really feel proper to me.”

Alpine has been bettering in current seasons and sits fourth within the constructors’ race. Alonso is tenth within the 20-driver standings. He joined Alpine in 2021 after his two-year break from the sequence.

Leave a Comment