Fernando Alonso makes huge Lance Stroll claim after Aston Martin reveal

Fernando Alonso has joined Aston Martin on a two-year deal, with the option being available to complete a third season together in 2025.

Double World Champion Fernando Alonso is clearly a huge fan of his Aston Martin team-mate Lance Stroll, with the Spaniard having revealed that he sees the Canadian as a potential “World Champion”, due to him being “super talented”.

Stroll has certainly shown glimpses of real promise during his Formula 1 career so far, with the Canadian having claimed podiums and even a pole position since making his debut in 2017.

His defining moment of his F1 career so far, though, is without a doubt his remarkable pole position at a treacherously wet Turkish Grand Prix in 2020, where he mastered the conditions.

On the flip side, Stroll has had a couple questionable moments, with the Canadian having caused what could’ve been a terrifying crash at the United States Grand Prix last season, where he made his new team-mate go airborne at high speed.

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Despite this, though, Stroll is certainly still learning and certainly has shown that he’s got what it takes to challenge for the points consistently, but can he one day go all the way to the title?

Alonso believes so, with the Spaniard actually being glad that he gets to work with Stroll this season and in 2024, so that he can personally see what the Canadian achieves.

“I’ve known Lance for 11 years. And I’ve known his father, Lawrence, for many years,” Alonso told PlanetF1.com.

“He’s a great friend of mine. I’ve been to his house in Canada a few times, doing different sports and enjoying time together.

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“In Lance, the team has a driver who is super young, super talented and has the possibility to be world champion. To see him achieve that and have played a part in that, whether that’s behind the wheel or not, will be special for me.

“He has the speed, and he has the talent. He has shown it many times, especially in wet conditions. I remember Lance’s pole position in Turkey and some of his other excellent performances in the wet; to perform at that level in difficult conditions you have to have a special feeling with the car.”

Working alongside Alonso will likely work in Stroll’s favour, something that the team will also presumably be hoping.