What could have been one more movement that would be summed up, like any other, with an official statement, has ended up stirring up the F1 paddock
What could have been one more movement that would be summed up, like any other, with an official statement, has ended up stirring up the F1 paddock by having Fernando Alonso as the protagonist. Some like Steiner (the highest representative of Haas) took a signing for granted ahead of time, which, however, caught the vast majority off guard. And that also includes Alpine. So the departure of the Asturian towards Aston Martin has become the main topic of conversation during the holidays of a Great Circus in which pieces are still missing to fit, although for 2023 it already has an almost complete puzzle where the two-time champion takes practically all the prominence.
In order to get an idea of what this signing means at the media level, without leaving aside the sporting aspect, it is only necessary to observe the number of voices that have spoken about Alonso’s move to Aston Martin. Hans-Joachim Stuck, a former F1 driver who excelled in touring car and prototype racing, was the latest to do so for Eurosport. The German looks at the figure of the two-time champion and in his opinion, he considers that his change “is an opportunity for him to prove himself again.” Probably, the Asturian has never stopped doing it, he showed it with the level he exhibited on his return to the World Cup, but without a doubt this march is a great challenge due to the crisis of results that Stroll’s team is going through this season .
Both Alonso and Aston Martin are committed to reversing the hand situation and the Spaniard “also deserved a winning car”, says Hans-Joachim Stuck. Although at first, that will not be the main virtue of the single-seater that Fernando climbs on his new adventure in F1. To his credit, the two-time champion “has shown this season that he can still drive fast” and from then on, the Enstone team will work to build a project that the German understands as motivation for a driver who wants to return to the top: “Get forward again to a team can be an attractive task”.
To complete the mission and fulfill the goal of a Fernando Alonso who returned to the World Championship with the sole intention of becoming world champion again, Aston Martin is building a state-of-the-art factory in Silverstone that aspires to be the most technologically advanced on the entire grid. In addition to the Asturian, Stroll’s team has also signed other key profiles from the paddock to strengthen the aerodynamic section of his car, which join the rest of the resources of a team where the two-time champion arrives to give everything. And as Hans-Joachim Stuck acknowledges, his signing does not cease to surprise, but it does cast some optimism. Because from the first moment they have marked where they want to go, and they are already at work.