Spaniard Fernando Alonso will race with Aston Martin in 2023

Spaniard Fernando Alonso will race with Aston Martin in 2023

August 1, 2022, 15:57 PM

August 1, 2022, 15:57 PM

The Spanish Fernando Alonso, double world champion of Formula 1 in 2005 and 2006, will leave Alpine to race in 2023 with Aston Martinthe British team announced in a statement on Monday.

Alonso, who turned 41 on Friday, will succeed the German Sebastian Vettel, Quadruple world champion, who announced on Thursday his retirement from F1 at the end of the 2022 season.

“The entire Aston Martin team is very excited with the idea of ​​embracing Fernando’s incredible experience, his brilliant pace and his ability in the race,” the English team said in a press release on Monday.

“The signing of a special talent like Fernando is a strong statement of intent by an organization that is committed to developing a winning team in Formula 1,” he added.

This team “is putting the energy and commitment what it takes to win, is one of the most promising teams in Formula 1 today,” Alonso wrote. “I have known Lawrence and Lance (his son, the other driver of the team) for a long time and it is clear that they have the ambition and passion necessary to succeed in Formula 1”, underlined the Spanish champion.

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