Fernando Alonso will leave Alpine to race with Aston Martin in 2023. The Spaniard will succeed four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, who on Thursday announced his retirement from Formula One at the end of the 2022 season.
The announcement was given by the British team in a statement. Fernando Alonso told: "Aston Martin is clearly doing everything to try to win and therefore it is one of the most exciting places to be in F1 today. I have known Lawrence and Lance Stroll for many years and they have ambition and passion to succeed in Formula 1.
I have seen how the team has systematically attracted great people with winning pedigrees. No one in today's Formula 1 is showing a greater vision and an absolute commitment to winning, and that makes it a truly inspiring opportunity for me.
I still have hunger and ambition. to fight to be in the front. I know there is a lot of work to do, but the passion and desire of these people convinced me. I intend to win again in Formula 1 and I have to seize the opportunities that seem right to me."
Lawrence Stroll added: "I have known and admired Fernando for many years. He is a winner like me. I have decided to bring together the best talents to be able to win in an extremely competitive sport like Fomrula 1 and these plans are finally taking shape here.
a at our Silverstone headquarters. It seemed natural to us to invite Fernando to be part of the development of this team; in our recent conversations we have shown the same ambitions and values. The whole organization is thrilled to be working with Fernando."
Aston Martin said in the statement: "Aston Martin is delighted to confirm that Fernando Alonso will join the team on a multi-year contract from 2023. The entire Aston Martin team is thrilled to welcome the incredible experience, brilliant speed and experience in racing.
Fernando's racing. The hiring of a special talent like Fernando is a strong statement of intent from an organization committed to developing a winning team in Formula One." Alonso finished eighth on Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, ahead of his French teammate Esteban Ocon, and is currently 10th in the world championship after 13 races with 41 points.