What Aston Martin wants to sign Fernando Alonso is no secret. Since Lawrence Stroll took over the British company, he has tried to recruit Alonso for his Formula 1 team: he did it when the Asturian came back from retirementtempted him again last summer and now Alonso would have a new offer on the table.
This is assured by half swiss blick, which is not normally thrown into the pool with these issues. The main novelty provided by Blick is that this time Alonso would be looking favorably on Aston Martinalthough it is too early to know if it is just a strategy or if there is real interest in changing teams.
Alpine has to choose two drivers between Ocon, Alonso and Piastri
The situation of Alpine, Fernando Alonso’s current team, is complicated. They have Esteban Ocon, a young French driver, with a contract until 2024, the greatest legend in the brand’s history, Fernando Alonso, who ends in 2022 Already a young promise as Oscar Piastri, which has swept Formula 2 and Formula 3. Only fit two. Whoever leaves will be painful.
On the other hand, in Aston Martin the situation is completely reversed. Sebastian Vettel does not stop sending messages hinting that his retirement from Formula 1 is close. The last one, last week, when he said that “i’m a hypocrite for defending the planet with the madness of gasoline that is spent in our sport”. His performance on the track does not give for more either.
So, Alonso could be paving the way in case he has to leave Alpine, looking for a plan B that would continue to be linked to a brand. Or it could also be a way to put pressure to renew with Alpine, and for the French to look for a seat in another team for the young Piastri.
Last year Aston Martin already wanted Alonso but the Asturian preferred to continue in Alpine. Nevertheless Otmar Szafnauer, the new boss of the Alpine team, and former Aston Martin, would be very tempted to go up to Piastri and get rid of Alonso. An operation that Renault does not see so clearly. There will be dispute.
What is clear is that going from Alpine to Aston Martin would be a step backwards, at least considering the current grid configuration. While Alonso’s current team enters Q3 with confidence and it seems clear that it is one of the top five teams, Aston Martin’s start to the season it’s been tumultuous.
The ‘Silly Season’ keeps moving. Alonso already said that he wanted to continue running at least two or three years more, and if there is no room in Alpine I would be willing to do it in Aston Martin. The red bull option it seems to turn off. At this stage, renewing with Alpine seems like plan Abut Aston Martin emerges as an alternative.