Fernando Alonso will change Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin for the 2023 System 1 year.
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The 41-yr-old has signed “a multi-year offer” and will go away Alpine immediately after two seasons to companion Lance Stroll.
“This Aston Martin staff is clearly making use of the electrical power and dedication to win, and it is hence one particular of the most exciting teams in Formulation One particular right now,” Alonso mentioned.
“I have recognised Lawrence [Stroll, team chairman] and Lance for several yrs and it is extremely evident that they have the ambition and passion to be successful in System A single.
“I have viewed as the crew has systematically captivated wonderful individuals with profitable pedigrees, and I have grow to be knowledgeable of the massive dedication to new amenities and means at Silverstone.
“No one in Method A single nowadays is demonstrating a larger eyesight and absolute commitment to winning, and that would make it a seriously remarkable prospect for me.”
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Alonso produced his F1 debut in 2001 and has considering that started out just about 350 races.
He claimed back again-to-back Drivers’ Championships with Renault in 2005 and 2006.
He sits tenth in the 2022 standings following an eighth-placed end at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
“I continue to have the starvation and ambition to combat to be at the entrance, and I want to be section of an organisation that is fully commited to discover, establish and succeed,” Alonso explained of his decision to be part of Aston Martin.
“We all respect that there is considerably to be completed to get to the entrance, and that we must utilize all our energies in performing collectively to uncover general performance.
“The passion and want to perform that I have witnessed convince me to keep my enjoyment and motivation to the sport. I intend to earn again in this activity and therefore I have to choose the alternatives that really feel appropriate to me.”
Vettel and Stroll have struggled for consistency this time, with each and every scoring factors on only 4 race days.
The German, a four-time environment champion, cited a wish to devote additional time with his spouse and children when announcing his selection to retire at the age of 35.
There experienced also been speculation about the potential of Stroll, but Aston Martin have confirmed that the Canadian, son of team part-owner Lawrence, will husband or wife Alonso next season.
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