Aston Martin ready to grant Fernando Alonso’s wish

Fernando Alonso will replace the retiring Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin in 2023, having fallen out with Alpine.

The 2022 season was a turbulent one for Fernando Alonso, who despite being one of the most impressive drivers on the racetrack, finished ninth in the drivers’ championship.

The Spaniard was forced to retire from a massive six races over the course of the season, as Alpine battled with an unreliable power unit in 2022, leading Alonso to miss out on a huge haul of points that could have seen him beat Lando Norris to the best of the rest title.

After losing faith with Alpine, Alonso announced that he would be signing for Aston Martin to replace the retiring Sebastian Vettel in 2023, joining the team on a multi-year contract to partner Lance Stroll.

At 41 years of age, Alonso’s Aston Martin contract will most likely be his last in Formula 1, and the Spaniard has suggested that he could be of use to the team after he retires, as his vast experience in the sport could be utilised in a non-racing role.

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Aston Martin team principal Mike Krack has hinted that his team could grant Alonso’s wish, agreeing with the Spaniard that he has a lot to offer to F1 after his racing days are over.

“Yeah, we have had some very good conversations already with him,” said Krack.

“This, in my opinion, can go beyond driving. Fernando I joining us as being a core part of the team, and we have to see how this is going to develop.

“But I think he can have a big role to play in the future of the team.”

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Alonso has recently spoken about how impressed he has been with Aston Martin since linking up with the team in Abu Dhabi for their post-season test, following his release from Alpine.

The 41-year-old has claimed that the team have an unbelievably talented workforce, with the potential to go on and achieve great things in the not so distant future.

Aston Martin’s ambitions for the future are high having only joined the sport in 2021, however Alonso has boldly predicted that the team could be challenging for championships within three years, as he ambitiously targets a third championship title before he retires.