Fernando Alonso told he can win a third title with Aston Martin

Fernando Alonso is in the midst of an impressive comeback, having replaced Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin.

Fernando Alonso might be the oldest driver on the grid but he’s shown that he can still compete with the best, fighting hard in every race to catapult himself into contention for the Drivers’ Championship.

In five races, the Spaniard has stood on the podium four times, taking P3 in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Miami, racking up a strong haul of points.

Even when not on the podium, Alonso has shown he can compete against the leading drivers, finishing the Azerbaijan Grand Prix less than a second outside of the top three.

This upcoming Monaco Grand Prix could present an opportunity for Alonso to secure his coveted 33rd Grand Prix victory and first win in over a decade, with the unique track often favouring experienced drivers.

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With its narrow twists and turns, the Monaco street circuit is expected to reduce the advantage Red Bull’s RB19 has experienced on other tracks, allowing driver skill to overcome car performance.

Giancarlo Fisichella, Alonso’s former teammate during his 2005 and 2006 championship winning seasons, is confident that the Spaniard has the skill to reach the top of the sport once again.

“I think Fernando, with a good car, can win another championship,” Fisichella told Sky Sports News.

“Fernando Alonso is getting older but getting quicker – I don’t know how he can do it! Fernando was my team-mate in 2005 and 2006. 

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“We won the drivers’ and constructors’ championships together for Renault. It was fantastic to work with him.

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“I’m happy for him to be in this shape and scoring these podiums race after race.”

Alonso is currently locked in to his contract with Aston Martin until the end of the 2024 season, when he’ll be 43, but the Spaniard doesn’t look keen to slow down soon.

Heading into the seventh round of the year, Alonso finds himself in P3 of the Drivers’ Standings, 44 points behind title-leader Max Verstappen.