Alonso in the Aston Team?

Alonso in the Aston Team?

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Jasandjules

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67,743 posts

209 months

Monday 1st August
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Just saw on Sky Sports F1 that Fernando has a multi year deal with Aston!!

That means Piastri will move up ?

TheDeuce

14,933 posts

46 months

Monday 1st August
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I guess he's not been impressed with Renault/Alpine this time round and has reason to believe Aston are in good stead to make a leap next season - as they should be, there is no shortage of talent and facilities at the team, also a friendly relationship with their cheif supplier Mercedes.

paulw123

2,366 posts

170 months

Monday 1st August
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Seems rather a step down on current form but I guess only time will tell.

marine boy

624 posts

158 months

Monday 1st August
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I'm thinking other than the money Alonso will receive this won't work out well for him and he probably would be better off staying with Alpine

realjv

992 posts

146 months

Monday 1st August
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Once Vettel announced his retirement I suspected Aston Martin would be looking for a flashy signing to replace him but I didn't expect this.

Not completely sure its a smart signing for AM at this stage in their evolution. Fernando could either be the galvanising personality in the car they need or he could be very destructive. Every aspect of the team is certainly going to be stress tested.

Killer2005

18,549 posts

208 months

Monday 1st August
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marine boy said:
I'm thinking other than the money Alonso will receive this won't work out well for him and he probably would be better off staying with Alpine
With Alonsos history, Alpine will be challenging next season whilst he's back in the midfield.

angrymoby

1,938 posts

158 months

Monday 1st August
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Stroll Snr & Alonso in the same team? ...what could possibly go wrong?

Fundoreen

3,095 posts

63 months

Monday 1st August
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The have no choice . The big money sponsors like aramco sign up based on having a WC driver not some unknown twit.
Thats the Alpine show next year.

Callum43

253 posts

32 months

Monday 1st August
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So that’s why Alonso was so effusive in his praise of Vettel on the retirement announcement. It surprised me at the time for when Vettel was in his prime he ( Alonso ) never had a good word to say about him . I look forward to seeing how it all works out although if history means anything expectations can’t be that high .

rdjohn

5,370 posts

175 months

Monday 1st August
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angrymoby said:
Stroll Snr & Alonso in the same team? ...what could possibly go wrong?
Nitro and Glycerine! shootbanditarguepunch

honda_exige

4,380 posts

186 months

Monday 1st August
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Don't forget that Aston have signed RBs chief aerodynamicist Dan Fallows as their Technical Director as well as signing Mercedes' chief aerodynamicist Eric Blandin to the same role, both of which start work this year.

That is very punchy and probably a bit more ambitious than Alpine who seem happy to plod around in 4th/5th consistently.

Diderot

5,152 posts

172 months

Monday 1st August
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Killer2005 said:
marine boy said:
I'm thinking other than the money Alonso will receive this won't work out well for him and he probably would be better off staying with Alpine
With Alonsos history, Alpine will be challenging next season whilst he's back in the midfield.
Those were my first thoughts too. hehe



Fundoreen

3,095 posts

63 months

Monday 1st August
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I dont expect any conflict at AM. The crash costs will be going up at Alpine next year for sure.

patmahe

5,532 posts

184 months

Monday 1st August
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I think if I was working at Aston Martin I'd be looking for other opportunities, can't see it being anything other than toxic there with a personality like Lawrence Stroll and a driver with a track record like Alonso's for pissing off team bosses.

I can see why both sides would want to, but I can't see it being a happy place to be.

Frimley111R

13,109 posts

214 months

Monday 1st August
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honda_exige said:
Don't forget that Aston have signed RBs chief aerodynamicist Dan Fallows as their Technical Director as well as signing Mercedes' chief aerodynamicist Eric Blandin to the same role, both of which start work this year.

That is very punchy and probably a bit more ambitious than Alpine who seem happy to plod around in 4th/5th consistently.
Good point!

130R

6,605 posts

186 months

Monday 1st August
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More money and a longer contract I guess. Alonso better hope the car is better than this year though ..

Smollet

8,108 posts

170 months

Monday 1st August
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AM obviously liked fluffy haired ex F1 champs

TheDeuce

14,933 posts

46 months

Monday 1st August
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130R said:
More money and a longer contract I guess. Alonso better hope the car is better than this year though ..
He's not in need of money or foolish, I expect that he's seeing some other reasons to make the move and has a reasonable expectation that the future for the team will be brighter than this season.

For all we know the design team have sat down with him and been able to explain exactly why their car is struggling this year and also why they can't fix it this year, but have a rock solid plan to solve the issues for next year.


Muzzer79

6,661 posts

167 months

Monday 1st August
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I can only think that the key in this is "multi year deal"

Alonso wants at least 2 years - I suspect that Alpine were only offering 1 year, to enable them to bring Piastri in in 2024.

Edited by Muzzer79 on Monday 1st August 11:58


Edited by Muzzer79 on Monday 1st August 11:59

entropy

4,789 posts

183 months

Monday 1st August
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honda_exige said:
Don't forget that Aston have signed RBs chief aerodynamicist Dan Fallows as their Technical Director as well as signing Mercedes' chief aerodynamicist Eric Blandin to the same role, both of which start work this year.

That is very punchy and probably a bit more ambitious than Alpine who seem happy to plod around in 4th/5th consistently.
This was confirmed by a recent Adrian Newey interview in The-Race. He said he the frustrations RB had with Renault was that they were happy to be in F1 primarily for the exposure of the brand; Renault were frustrated they weren't getting enough credit for RBR's success.