Fernando Alonso ‘motivated’ and impressed with Aston Martin blueprint to win midfield battle

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso feels he has made the right decision by joining Aston Martin and has spoken about how he was impressed with the team’s project before signing for them.

Alonso is already on the wrong side of his 40s but has displayed in recent years that his skill is still relatively unaffected despite this.

A few greys here and there have also done little to impact the motivation that the Spaniard has to continue to be a potent force for a midfield team.

However, Alonso explained how Aston Martin’s thoughtful approach could accentuate their path from the middle to the top of the standings very soon, claiming that the “good times are coming”.

“Happy to finish this chapter [at Alpine] and start with new motivation,” Alonso said.

“With Aston [Martin], their project is amazing what they are doing in terms of recruiting people, facilities, investment. So yeah, I think good times are coming.”

Alonso suffered a number of reliability problems at Alpine in his last season and the underlying problem of this was in an auxiliary water pump inside his challenger.

However, he will leave Alpine with only happy memories and feels proud of what they were able to achieve together.

“I’m very grateful and I will always think of Alpine and Renault with good memories,” Alonso said.

“We won the two championships, I spent nine years of my life in Formula 1 with Renault or Alpine, so I will be thankful always, and wishing them the best of luck next year [2023].”

Aston Martin may have showed some progress in 2022, but Alpine was considerably stronger than them and eventually eclipsed McLaren to the fourth spot in the constructors’ standings.

Alonso will know that he can only justify his most recent career choice if he helps Aston Martin climb further up the pack and to the top of the midfield battle, where he is likely to face competition from the team he just left.

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