Tuesday, August 2, 2022


As the news broke that four times World Champion Sebastien Vettel was retiring from F1 at the end of this year there was naturally a great deal of speculation about who would replace him.

That question has now been answered with this media statement from Aston Martin F1 yesterday that Fernando Alonso will join the team in 2023. Vettel has been replaced by another F1 world champion.
This year, competing for Alpine, Alonso has shown he hasn't lost his touch.


Alonso has won two Formula One World Championships, the FIA World Endurance Championship, the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice, the 24 Hours of Daytona once and the Euro Open by Nissan.



Silverstone, UK – Monday August 1st

Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team is delighted to confirm that Fernando Alonso will join the team in 2023 on a multi-year contract. The whole company is very excited to bring Fernando’s incredible experience and brilliant pace and racecraft to the team. The recruitment of a special talent such as Fernando is a clear statement of intent from an organisation that has committed to developing a winning Formula One team.

Fernando Alonso:


"The passion and desire to perform that I have witnessed convince me to maintain my enjoyment and commitment to the sport. I intend to win again in this sport and therefore I have to take the opportunities that feel right to me.”


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