Fernando Alonso has given a explanation of his reasons for choosing Aston Martin following the announcement that he will enter the team in 2023.
In light of the recent announcement that he has negotiated a multi-year contract with Aston Martin through 2023, Fernando Alonso has provided some insight into what led him to choose the squad.
The Spaniard is still committed to competing at the front of the grid after making a comeback to F1 in 2021 with Alpine.
Alonso believes that Aston Martin is making every effort to accomplish this goal.
“This Aston Martin team is clearly applying the energy and commitment to win, and it is therefore one of the most exciting teams in Formula 1 today,” Alonso explained.
“I have known Lawrence and Lance [Stroll] for many years and it is very obvious that they have the ambition and passion to succeed in Formula 1.
“I have watched as the team has systematically attracted great people with winning pedigrees, and I have become aware of the huge commitment to new facilities and resources at Silverstone.
“No one in Formula 1 today is demonstrating a greater vision and absolute commitment to winning, and that makes it a really exciting opportunity for me.”
Alonso: I must seize the chances that feel right to me
Despite knowing that there is still work to be done at Aston Martin, Alonso, who won back-to-back World Championships in 2005 and 2006, thinks the chance is the appropriate one for him.
“I still have the hunger and ambition to fight to be at the front, and I want to be part of an organisation that is committed to learn, develop and succeed,” Alonso added.
“We all appreciate that there is much to be done to get to the front, and that we must apply all our energies in working together to find performance.
“The passion and desire to perform that I have witnessed convince me to maintain my enjoyment and commitment to the sport.
“I intend to win again in this sport and therefore I have to take the opportunities that feel right to me.”
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