Aston Martin praises Alonso’s “speed and grit” – Formula 1 News

Aston Martin praises Alonso’s “speed and grit” – Formula 1 News

Fernando Alonso will be the driver of Aston Martin in 2023. The two-time world champion will have what he wanted to follow in the team of Lawrence Stroll. formula 1: multi-year contract. And for team boss Mike Krack, it was a pretty good deal.

“It will be a challenge for us. Usually, drivers with this experience do not have this desire to win, especially if they have already won. Fernando has this unique combination of speed, grit, drive and experience. For us, he is the perfect candidate. The downside could be that if the car we deliver is not enough, we know it will be difficult,” he said in an interview with the BBC.

“We think having someone like Fernando is very important to take the next step as a team,” added Krack.

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Fernando Alonso will become an Aston Martin driver in 2023 (Image: Alpine)

Known for his ‘boring’ style and being one of the most demanding drivers on the grid, it’s only natural that Alonso is about to demand a lot from a team that currently has the second worst car on the grid. Krack admits he hopes so too, but the main goal is to have the experienced two-time champion side by side as the English team tries to change the F1 landscape.

“You need to learn to manage the champions, which we already did with Sebastian. As these drivers are very demanding, it is very difficult to manage them.”

“I can’t even say Sebastian is difficult to control if you are open, honest and sincere. And I think the same for Fernando. He knows very well that we probably won’t win the first race together. But he can be sure that we will do our best and listen to what he has to say.”

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