The aston martin team announced on Monday the signing of the double world champion Fernando Alonso, who will arrive in the British team in 2023 on a multi-season contract. The team you did not specify the exact duration of the contractbut his satisfaction to be able to count on Alonso for his immediate future.
“The team is very happy to be able to count on Fernando’s experience. The signing of a special talent like Fernando is a statement of intent from an organization trying to develop a winning team in Formula 1,” Aston Martin said in a statement.
The Asturian driver was also happy with his signing. “The Aston Martin team puts all its energy and will into winning, so is one of the most motivating teams today in Formula 1Alonso said: “I have known Lawrence and Lance for many years and it is obvious they have the ambition and the passion to succeed in Formula 1,” added the Spaniard.
Alonso said he has been attentive to the development the team has seen in recent years. For this reason, he is convinced that the union between the two parties can be decisive in finding the formula for victory.
Aston Martin will be the fifth team for which Alonso plays in Formula 1. He made his debut with Minardi in 2001, although it was at Renault where he consolidated from 2003 to 2006, winning world titles in his final two seasons. He signed for McLaren for 2007, although he later returned to Renault, where he played from 2008 to 2009.
In 2010, he made the jump to Ferrari, where he spent five seasons. In 2015, he returned to McLaren, a team he was part of until 2018. After two years of absence in Formula 1, he returned last year to the Renault structure, now under the name of Alpine, which he will say goodbye to after 2022. Aston Martin will be a new challenge for him.
The Aston Martin project
The British team has the challenge of imposing itself at the top of Formula 1. To do this, it has signed Sebastian Vettel, who announced his retirement a few days ago. In its desire to win again in five years, Aston Martin gets its wish for a veteran driver and proven reliability in the development of the car.
Aston Martinteam that belongs to Lawrence Promenade, has made a strong economic commitment to Formula 1. On a checkbook basis, Stroll entered the category two years ago with the takeover of Racing Point. Now the investment is in this team, in which Lance Stroll also plays.
Vettel’s desire to spend more time with his family has forced Stroll to look for an alternative in the figure of Alonso, who will add value to the team. Aston Martin’s bet is not limited to drivers, but has signed in recent years for a powerful team of aerodynamicists and engineers of Red Bull and head of aerodynamics for the Austrian team.