Fernando Alonso at Aston Martin in 2023


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Spaniard Fernando Alonso, double Formula 1 world champion in 2005 and 2006, will leave the Alpine team to race in 2023 at Aston Martin, the English team announced in a press release on Monday. Alonso celebrated his 41st birthday on Friday. He finished on the 8th Sunday of the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Spaniard Fernando Alonso, double Formula 1 world champion in 2005 and 2006, will leave the Alpine team to race in 2023 at Aston Martin, the English team announced in a press release on Monday. Alonso celebrated his 41st birthday on Friday. He finished Sunday’s 8th in the Hungarian Grand Prix, ahead of his French teammate Esteban Ocon, and currently sits 10th in the World Championship after 13 out of 22 races with 41 points.

Succeeding Sebastian Vettel

The Spaniard will succeed in the English team, owned by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, the German Sebastian Vettel, four-time world champion, who announced Thursday his retirement from F1 at the end of the 2022 season. he Aston Martin team is very excited to welcome Fernando’s incredible experience, his brilliant burst of speed and his racing expertise,” wrote the English team in a press release posted Monday morning on the internet and on the social networks.

“The recruitment of a special talent like that of Fernando is a strong statement of intent from an organization committed to developing a winning team in Formula 1”, adds the text.

His son is also at Aston Martin

This team “is clearly putting in the energy and commitment it takes to win, so it’s one of the most exciting teams in Formula 1 today,” Alonso wrote. “I have known Lawrence and Lance (his son, the team’s other driver) for a long time and it is obvious that they have the ambition and the passion necessary to succeed in Formula 1”, adds the Spanish champion.


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