Fernando Alonso signs with Aston Martin from 2023


Formula 1: Aston Martin have signed Fernando Alonso from Alpine and revealed the Spaniard will join the Silverstone-based team on a multi-year deal from 2023, the next F1 season. It comes after veteran Sebastian Vettel announced his retirement just before the Hungarian GP. Follow Formula 1 live updates with InsideSport.IN

After signing for Aston Martin, Fernando Alonso said: “This Aston Martin team clearly applies the energy and the commitment to win, and so they are one of the most exciting teams in Formula 1 today.”

“I have known Lawrence and Lance for many years and it is very evident that they have the ambition and passion to succeed in Formula 1. Even I have seen the team consistently attract great people with winning pedigrees. I realized the huge commitment to new facilities and resources at Silverstone,” Alonso added.

“No one in Formula 1 today shows greater vision and absolute commitment to winning, and that makes this a really exciting opportunity for me. I still have the hunger and the ambition to fight. to be at the front. I want to be part of an organization that is committed to learning, growing and succeeding. We are all aware that there is a lot to do to get to the front and that we must put all our energies to work together to find the performance”, Alonso added.

“The passion and desire to perform that I witnessed convinced me to maintain my enjoyment and commitment to the sport. I intend to win again in this sport and so I must seize the opportunities that suit me”, Alonso concluded.

The Spaniard will take control of the seat which is largely left empty by Sebastian Vettel after declaring his retirement from F1 last week. Alonso joined the sport with Alpine in 2021, having spent two seasons following a difficult period with McLaren.

The two-time F1 world champion has scored just one podium since his return to the sport, at the Qatar Grand Prix last year. Meanwhile, Alonso’s move to Aston Martin allows Alpine to advance its junior driver Oscar Piastri to a full-time seat for 2023 alongside Esteban Ocon.

Formula 1: Fernando Alonso finished third in the 2021 Qatar GP.

Alonso will be an accomplice of Lance Stroll within the group based in Silverstone. Stroll raced for the team from around 2019 when it raced under the guise of Racing Point. After the first half of the season, Aston Martin currently sits ninth in the constructors’ championship.

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