Fernando Alonso makes retirement admission as he reveals post-F1 plan

At the age of 41, Fernando Alonso will begin a new journey with Aston Martin in 2023.

Fernando Alonso is showing no signs of slowing down in Formula 1, as the Spaniard links up with Aston Martin.

The 41-year-old has already taken part in tests for his new team, admitting that he is happy to see the back of Alpine following a sour end to his career with the French team.

Alonso has had a spectacular fallout with Esteban Ocon in recent weeks, claiming that his teammate received favourable treatment from his team, and blaming him for a collision in Brazil despite the FIA placing the blame at the feet of Alonso.

Lewis Hamilton has suggested that he sees himself spending the rest of his career with Mercedes, believing that his eye for the technical side of Formula 1 would make him well suited to a role with the team after he calls time on his racing career.

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It has now been revealed that Alonso sees himself taking a similar path with Aston Martin, hoping that the team will choose to take advantage of his experience when he eventually calls it a day on his Formula 1 career.

“At the moment I don’t have anything clear in my head, but I know I will eventually stop driving one day and I will have that time maybe 25 years’ experience or something,” explained the 41-year-old.

“So I can be obviously very useful for any team. And that team I hope is Aston Martin, just to continue whatever we do in the next few years.”

Most drivers would have begun the transition to a non-racing role at Alonso’s age, but the two-time world champion has shown no signs of wanting to call time on his racing career, signing a multi-year contract with Aston Martin.

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Alonso initially retired from Formula 1 at the end of the 2018 season, only to return two years later with Alpine after being tempted back to the sport by the changes in regulations that have recently come into effect.

Aston Martin were tipped to be one of the teams that would benefit from the major changes that came at the start of the season, but unfortunately for the team this not the case as they limped to a seventh place finish, level on points with Alfa Romeo but with worse race results.

Alonso will be partnered with Lance Stroll in 2023, and after the pair collided in Austin earlier this season they may be a hatchet or two to bury before the pair begin their journey together next season.