Fernando Alonso has announced that he will join the Aston Martin F1 team in 2023.
Last week, the Aston Martin F1 team announced that Sebastian Vettel will retire from F1 at the end of the 2022 season. There was a lot of speculation about his successor.
However, on Monday after the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix, the Aston Martin F1 team announced it had signed Fernando Alonso on a multi-year deal from 2023.
Fernando Alonso, a two-time F1 world champion, will return to F1 for the first time in two years from the Alpine F1 team in 2021. His contract was due at the end of 2022. He celebrates his 41st birthday on Friday 29th July at the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix.
“This Aston Martin team is clearly one of the most exciting teams in Formula 1 today, with a clear energy and commitment to win,” said Alonso.
“I’ve known Lawrence and Lance for many years and it’s clear they have the ambition and passion to succeed in Formula 1. I see the team systematically recruiting winning talent. We have seen it and recognize the tremendous commitment to Silverstone’s new facilities and resources.”
“No one in Formula 1 today shows a greater vision and absolute commitment to winning. This is a really exciting opportunity for me. I still have the thirst and ambition to be at the front. I want to be part of an organization that has, is committed to learning, developing and succeeding.”
“We all know that we have a lot of work to do to get ahead and that we have to work hard together to find performance. Desire has convinced me to maintain my enjoyment and commitment to this sport.I intend to win in this sport again, so I have to take the opportunity that feels right for me.”
Aston Martin Chairman Lawrence Stroll said: “I have known and admired Fernando for many years and it has always been clear that he is a dedicated winner just like I am. ‘ commented.
“I have set out to gather the best talent and develop the right resources and organization to succeed in this highly competitive sport, and those plans are now taking shape at Silverstone. ing”
“It therefore seemed natural to invite Fernando to be part of the development of a winning team. In recent conversations, we established very quickly that we have the same ambitions and values. It was logical and easy to confirm our desire to work together.”
Aston Martin F1 Team Principal Mike Clack said: “We have seen the excitement of the engineering team and the entire organization at the opportunity to work with Fernando.
“Almost everyone knows that they can learn from someone with Fernando’s ability and experience. It just reinforces the already infectious energies that exist.”
“We are on a journey to build a winning organization and it is clear that Fernando will accelerate our progress and lead us to a performance we can be proud of.”
“We are delighted to have Fernando and Lance in our driver line-up for next year. The combination of experience and youth is very strong and we look forward to seeing both drivers compete and work together.”
“The team has new leadership focused on the development of the AMR23 and we are excited that the team and future projects will benefit from the knowledge and experience Fernando brings.”
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