Official: Fernando Alonso signs for Aston Martin for 2023


The aston martin team announced this Monday the signing of the two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, who will come in 2023 to the British team on a contract for several seasons. The team you did not specify the exact duration of the contractbut his satisfaction at being able to rely on Alonso for his immediate future.

“The team is very happy to rely on Fernando’s experience. The signing of a special talent like Fernando is a statement of intent from an organization that strives to build a winning team in Formula 1,” Aston Martin said in a statement.

The Asturian pilot was also pleased with his signing. “The Aston Martin team is putting all their energy and will to win, so is one of the most motivating teams in Formula 1 todayAlonso said, “I have known Lawrence and Lance for many years and it is obvious that they have the ambition and passion needed to succeed in Formula 1”, added the Spaniard.

Alonso said he has been receptive to the evolution the team has undergone in recent years. Because of this, he is confident that the union between both parties can be decisive in finding a formula for success.

Aston Martin will be Alonso’s fifth Formula 1 team. He made his debut with Minardi in 2001, although it was with Renault that he teamed up with from 2003 to 2006, winning world titles in his last two seasons. He signed for McLaren for 2007, although he returned to Renault, where he played from 2008 to 2009.

In 2010, he jumped to Ferrari, where he spent five seasons. In 2015 he returned to McLaren, a team of which he was part until 2018. After two years outside Formula 1, last year he returned to the structure of Renault, now under the name of Alpine, where he will say goodbye after 2022. Aston Martin will be a new challenge for him.

The Aston Martin Plan

The British team has the challenge of establishing itself at the top of Formula 1. To do this, it signed Sebastian Vettel, who announced his retirement a few days ago. In his bid to win again in five years, Aston Martin got his wish in getting a veteran driver and proven reliability in building the car.

Aston-Martingroup to belong to Lawrence Take a Walk, has made a strong economic commitment to Formula 1. Based on a checkbook, Stroll entered the category two years ago with the purchase of Racing Point. Today, investment is being made in this team, where Lance Stroll also plays.

Vettel’s desire to spend more time with his family pushed Stroll to look for an alternative in the figure of Alonso, who would bring an addition to the team. Aston Martin’s bet is not limited to pilots, but signed in recent years to a strong team of aerodynamicists and engineers from Red Bull and the head of aerodynamics of the Austrian team.

Source: La Verdad


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