Aston Martin’s ‘statement of intent’ after Alonso signing

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The Fernando Alonso signed by Aston Martin for the 2023 Formula 1 season came as a surprise just one day after the Hungarian Grand Prixwhere the team Alpine assured that the renewal of the Asturian would come after the summer holidays, in Spa-Francorchamps.

The Spaniard’s announcement caused a wave of reactions throughout the paddock, and many believe it was the wrong decision, as the double world champion leaves a team which is fighting for fourth place in the world championship. builders to one that is at the bottom of the ranking.

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However, from the Silverstone team, they claim that this is the right move for the trajectory of Fernando Alonsoas its director explains, Mike Krak. The Luxembourger warned that signing the Oviedo was a “statement of intent” by Aston Martin towards its rivals in motorsport’s highest category.

“He’s got that killer instinct. No matter what, you know Fernando [Alonso] he’s always going to give his all, he always pushes 100%, he always gets the most out of the car and the team,” the Briton’s boss said of the driver who will join the structure from 2023. “His way to run is exceptional, a formidable combination of confidence, instinct and intelligence.

“Signing Fernando is a clear statement of intent at Aston Martin. We are not on the grid to make numbers, we are here to win,” Mike Krack said with conviction in a team statement.

The move from Spanish to green is the seventh in his sports career, and as promised in other projects, the director of Aston Martin He explained that they try to fight in the future with the leaders of Formula 1.

“We are on a journey to the front of the grid, and Fernando’s decision to join us on this journey, to bring a driver of his caliber into the Aston Martin project, is a huge compliment to our team and the work what we do,” Krack said.

“It’s going to take a lot from us, but that’s what you expect from a multiple world champion,” continued the senior member of the team. “Fernando will be a driving force as we climb together and, like everyone on the team, I look forward to working with him. The prospect of having Fernando and Lance [Stroll] in the car next year is very exciting.

One of the most important things to know if Fernando Alonso will have a competitive car is when the team will focus on develop the car for the next coursethat of 2023, and it seems that Aston Martin will do everything possible to provide the Spaniard with a good machine.

“While we need to keep improving the performance of the AMR22 and a small group of people are still working on it, we have already turned our attention to the AMR23,” Krack said. “We have been focusing on the AMR23 for a long time, because the car has to perform from the first moment. A new season and a new car represent the greatest opportunity to get ahead of our competitors.”

The Luxembourger has been working at Aston Martin for a few months, the time to be aware of what the future may hold for the Lawrence Stroll projectowner of the team and father of the other departing driver, and when asked what he liked the most, he was clear.

“The teamwork is amazing. Everyone helps each other, everyone works together and they do their best to achieve our goal, to be in first position on the grid,” he replied. “It’s an incredibly positive and constructive working environment, and now we have to channel that incredible spirit into creating a faster car.”

“We have to focus on performance, on improving the car, because we already have all the ingredients to succeed. Reliability, for example, has been one of our strengths, we have completed the second most laps this season, and that says a lot. as for the quality, we can deliver a reliable car under pressure,” Krack explained.

“But the car wasn’t fast enough when we started the season,” he said. “We have tried to catch up, but our rivals are not left out either, that has been our biggest challenge in 2022,” concluded the Aston Martin boss.

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