Fernando Alonso to join Aston Martin for F1 2023

Madrid, Aug 1 (EFE).- Fernando Alonso will join Aston Martin on a “multi-year contract” for Formula 1 2023, the British team announced Monday.

“This Aston Martin team is clearly applying the energy and commitment to win, and it is therefore one of the most exciting teams in Formula One today,” the Spanish racer said in a statement.

“I have watched as the team has systematically attracted great people with winning pedigrees, and I have become aware of the huge commitment to new facilities and resources at Silverstone,” Alonso added.

“No one in Formula One today is demonstrating a greater vision and absolute commitment to winning, and that makes it a really exciting opportunity for me.”

Aston Martin team owner Lawrence Stroll secured a contract with Alonso after four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel announced his departure from the team last week.

“It seemed natural therefore to invite Fernando to be part of the development of a winning team, and we very quickly established in our recent conversations that we have the same ambitions and values, and it was logical and easy to confirm our desire to work together,” Stroll said.

Alonso, who is currently competing for Alpine in F1, will join Stroll’s son Lance on the track.

“We are delighted to have Fernando and Lance as our driver line-up next year – the combination of experience and youth will be incredibly strong and both drivers look forward to competing and working together,” team principal Mike Krack said.

“The team has a new leadership focused on the development of AMR23, and we are all thrilled that they and our future projects will benefit from the knowledge and experience that Fernando will bring,” Krack continued.

The Spaniard won the F1 title with Renault in 2005 and 2006 and has also driven for Ferrari and McLaren before stepping away from F1 to pursue the Triple Crown of motorsport: the Monaco Grand Prix, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Indianapolis 500.

Alonso, winner in Monaco in 2006 and 2007, hoisted the trophy at Le Mans in 2018 and 2019, claiming the 2019 FIA World Endurance Championship title, and competed three times in the Indy 500.

He also won the 24 Hours of Daytona with Wayne Taylor Racing in 2019.EFE


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