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F1: Fernando Alonso to leave Alpine and race with Aston Martin in 2023

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The Asturian, 41, leaves the French team after two seasons and signs a “multi-year contract” to partner with Lance Stroll.

Alonso, at the Hungering on Sunday.EFE

Fernando Alonso He leaves Alpine after two ups and downs and runs with Aston Martin from 2023. At 41, the two-time world champion faces a new adventure with the British team that owns Lawrence Strow and led by a few days ago Sebastian Vettel, “It’s a really exciting opportunity for me,” said the Spaniard, who will be signing a “multi-year contract”.

“I still have the appetite and ambition to fight to be at the top. I want to be part of a team that is committed to learning, developing and succeeding,” Alonso said in an official note to racing successor Aston Martin added in. Point and force India… It should be remembered that in January 2020, Stroll became the CEO of Aston Martin after buying a 17% stake in the company in exchange for 216 million euros.

Despite the Canadian tycoon’s efforts, the British team is in last place in the 2022 World Cup with 20 points, only ahead of Williams. 16 of them were signed by Vettel, who surprisingly announced his retirement from F1 on Thursday. the remaining four went Lance StrollThe owner’s son and Alonso’s next garage partner.

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“Aston Martin has consistently attracted people with winning pedigree and I have seen a great commitment to new facilities and resources at Silverstone,” Alonso said, referring to the strokes near the great British circuit and the signings brought in by the team’s factory. Said happened.

one of the most recent additions mike crackWho . assumes the role of main team after leaving Otmar Szafnauer to Alpine. Luxembourger now celebrates the arrival of the double winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans because they, in his opinion, “accelerate our progress and lead us to a performance we can be proud of”. “The combination of experience and youth in our pilots will be incredibly strong,” Krack said.

Change of scene allows Alonso to meet Martin Whitmarshaw, with whom he met during the 2007 World Cup at McLaren. Whitmarsh then acted as Ron Dennis’s strict confidant. Today, 15 years later, the Briton is the Executive Director of the Aston Martin Performance Technologies Group.

expansion plan

In early 2021, the team announced an expansion plan that was due to materialize to the incorporation of over 200 people. Since then, among the most famous names Dan Followers You luca furbato, The first began its phase in April after a lengthy legal battle with Red Bull, which was reluctant to lose one of its best aerodynamic engineers. Farbutto, meanwhile, descends from Alfa Romeo as director of engineering.

In any case, there is nothing quite as shocking as this announcement. The end of several weeks of rumors about the future of Alonso, who is reiterating his commitment to lead the Alpine project. On that same Thursday, Oviedo’s person slipped the option of an almost imminent settlement to his renewal. “I’ll be on vacation, my boss too, so we’ll have to do some videoconferencing. When two parties want to agree, it takes 10 minutes,” he leaked.

Now, hoping to grab Alonso’s free seat Oscar Piastria young Australian genius who laurent rossiThe Alpine CEO has been looking for a way out for some time now.

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