Aston Martin boss admits short-term approach to Fernando Alonso relationship

Fernando Alonso is only contracted to Aston Martin until the end of 2024.

Aston Martin team principal Mike Krack has revealed that the team “will be happy” to have Fernando Alonso in the outfit in the coming seasons, after the Spaniard revealed that he’d love to stay with the side for “several years”.

The two-time World Champion has made a sensational start to life at the Silverstone-based team, with the veteran having claimed five podiums from the opening seven races.

As a result of his fine form, Alonso finds himself third in the Drivers’ Championship, whilst Aston Martin are also third in the Constructors’ Championship.

It’s certainly a stark difference to where the side found themselves in 2022, given that they ended the previous campaign in seventh.

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The only way is seemingly up for Aston Martin, with Alonso so far pushing them to new heights.

The 41-year-old is loving life with the team and is showing no signs of slowing down, despite his age.

In fact, he’s expressed his intentions in perhaps even remaining in the sport when the new power unit regulations are introduced, in 2026.

Alonso is currently contracted at Aston Martin until the end of 2024; however, he’s reportedly already keen on an extension.

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Krack is certainly happy that his star driver is enjoying his driving as much as he is, although, he’s failed to say how many years Alonso will remain with Aston Martin.

“It’s nice to hear that, that he has said that, several years. We will be happy with that,” Krack said.

“I think the main thing, and this is one of the big qualities, is the desire to be at the front, to have the motivation. I think this is fully on with Fernando.”

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Krack isn’t trying to put a date yet on when Aston Martin and Alonso will call it a day, with the team principal taking their blossoming partnership “race by race”.

“We don’t think so much about that, to be honest, as you guys,” added Krack.

“We take it race by race and we try to do well every race. It’s nice to hear that, but we didn’t think too much about it yet. Let’s make it happen.”