Fernando Alonso makes bold Aston Martin prediction

Fernando Alonso has joined Aston Martin for the 2023 season on a two-year contract, with the option for an additional year.

Double World Champion Fernando Alonso believes Aston Martin will be in a position where they can “fight for the title” in “two, three years”, highlighting how confident the Spaniard is about the future of the Silverstone-based team.

Alonso has switched to Aston Martin for the upcoming season after opting to replace four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel, who retired at the end of last season.

The Spaniard’s switch will see him race for the British side for at least two seasons, with there being an option for a third year with the team.

Should Alonso activate the third-year option, then he’ll remain in Formula 1 until the end of 2025, by which point he’s expecting to be amongst the fight for victories.

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“I love what I do,” he told Auto Motor und Sport.

“Of course, I would like to have a car that can fight for the title, but there is no space for me there. 

“Considering what there was in the market, Aston Martin is one of the teams who can achieve this in two, three years. 

“It’s important at my age. I don’t have eternity ahead of me. 

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“If we end up being world champions, I will also be satisfied because I can say that I contributed to the construction of this title.

“I’m happy to embark on a new project and make it a success as soon as possible.”

Despite having finished seventh in the Constructors’ Championship last season, Aston Martin are certainly set for an exciting future, with the team’s new windtunnel and state-of-the-art factory nearing completion.

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Once completed, Aston Martin will have the best facilities on the grid, highlighting Lawrence Stroll’s intent to turn what is currently a midfield team, into a championship contender.

Alonso’s wealth of experience will be pivotal to supporting Aston Martin’s push towards the front, with the Spaniard, of course, being a double World Champion.

His knowledge and hunger to win will give Aston Martin no choice but to make strides towards the front, with the team having also completed a huge recruitment drive to enhance their chances of closing the gap to the front of the grid.