Aston Martin announced on its official social media right after the Hungarian Grand Prix that Fernando Alonso will be driver for the team starting next season. The Spanish Formula 1 driver has been racing in the Alps since 2021.
Alonso, who won the world championships in 2005 and 2006, will replace four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin after the German announced his retirement at the end of the season last week.
Aston Martin is currently one of the most exciting teams in Formula 1. I know very well Lawrence Stroll, team owner and other rider, Lance, so I know they have the ambition and passion for future success. No team currently shows greater potential for future success than Aston Martin
– The 41-year-old competitor said about his new team.
Previously competing for Renault, McLaren and Ferrari, Fernando Alonso won his first career win at the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix. In the current World Championship points competition, he is 10th with 41 points.
According to official information, a multi-year agreement was reached between the two parties.
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