The two-time world champion in the Formula 1, Fernando Alonso He will retire from Alpine to be the new driver of the Aston Martin team from the 2023 season.
The announcement was made by the British team through its social media account, where they stated that the Spaniard will have a multi-year contract.
In the letter, Aston Martin praised the “incredible experience of Fernando Alonso, and his brilliant pace and racing ability, which represents a clear statement of intent from an organization that is committed to developing a winning Formula 1 team.”
In addition, Alonso said he felt quite optimistic about the future he may have at Aston Martin from next season.
“This team is clearly applying the energy and commitment to win, and is therefore one of the most exciting in Formula 1 today,” he said.
“I have known Lawrence Stroll very well, and Lance Stroll, for many years, and it is obvious that they have the ambition and passion to succeed in Formula 1,” Alonso continued.
The Spanish driver also stressed that Aston Martin is committed to victory, understanding the investments it has made in resources and new facilities.
“Nobody in Formula 1 today is showing more vision and absolute commitment to victory, and that makes it a really exciting opportunity for me,” he said.
He also made it clear that he still wants to compete to return to the top of the podium and become champion, as he was before.
“I continue to have the hunger and ambition to fight to be at the forefront, and I want to be part of an organization that is committed to learning, developing and succeeding. Although we are all aware that there is still a long way to go to get there, and that we must apply all our energies to working together to find performance”, said Fernando Alonso.
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