Paris, Aug 26 (EFE).- Fernando Alonso has extended his contract with Alpine alongside Esteban Ocon until the end of 2022, the French team confirmed Thursday.
“We are very pleased to confirm Fernando for next season, partnering with Esteban,” said Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi. “For us, it is a perfect driver line-up, amongst the strongest on the grid.”
“Fernando has impressed us all since he returned to the sport at the beginning of this year. His dedication, teamwork and focus to extract the maximum from the team is incredible to be a part of and certainly special to witness,” Rossi added.
The 40-year-old Spaniard’s contract extension marks the continuation of a strong collaboration after Ocon’s maiden F1 Grand Prix race in Hungary on August 1, in which Alonso played a key part, according to Rossi.
The two-time Formula One world champion returned to F1 six months ago following a two-year absence.
“I felt at home the moment I returned to this team and have been welcomed back with open arms,” Alonso said. “It is a pleasure to work again with some of the brightest minds in our sport at Enstone and Viry-Châtillon.”EFE