Aston Martin focus on 2023 car and confirm Lance Stroll continuity

What will be Fernando Alonso’s new team next year are working hard to try and get back on track after a season where things haven’t gone to plan. Moreover, it confirms the continuity of Lance Stroll.

Fernando Alonso will be Aston Martin’s new leader after confirming the withdrawal of Sebastian Vettel and also the signing of the Spanish driver by the British outfit based at Silverstone.

A team that took advantage of Fernando Alonso’s announcement to confirm two other important pieces of news: that it has already fully focused on Development of new cars 2023 and that Lance Stroll will accompany the double world champion as an official driver next year.

“I witnessed the enthusiasm of the engineering team and the whole organization at the opportunity to work with Fernando”

Mike Krack, director of the team, así lo ha confirmed, saying that Aston Martin is “encantado de contar con Fernando y Lance en nuestra alineación de pilotos el próximo año: la combinación de experience y juventud será increíblemente fuerte y ambos pilotos están deseando competir y work together”.

The Luxembourg engineer also points out that “the team has a new direction focused on the development of the AMR23and we are all delighted that they and our future projects will benefit from the knowledge and experience that Fernando will bring.

Overflowing illusion by the arrival of Alonso

There is no doubt that for a team under construction the arrival of a driver of the caliber of Fernando Alonso is quite an event, and Mike Krack himself does not hide the excitement that the news has aroused at Aston Martin.

“I witnessed the enthusiasm of the engineering team and the whole organization at the opportunity to work with Fernando. We know almost anyone can learn from someone of Fernando’s caliber and experience.”points to the Spaniard’s next boss.

“We hope this will inspire everyone to improve their performance, which will increase the energy that already exists in the team.. We are creating a winning organization, and it is clear that Fernando will accelerate our progress and lead to performances that we can be proud of.”

A team in training

Aston Martin comes from Force India, which became Racing Point following the acquisition of the team by Lawrence Stroll in 2018. Since then, the Canadian investor has put in place a plan to bring Aston Martin to the top of Formula 1.

Since its official conversion to Aston Martin in 2021, the team he alternated good performances with very disappointing ones and one could even say that it is the one that emerged the worst from the change in technical regulations implemented this season.

Lance Stroll will stay with Aston Martin for at least one more season.

But Fernando Alonso saw potential in a team that has signed a lot in recent months, pointing out Martin Whitmarsh (CEO of Aston Martin Performance Technologies), said mike krack (team leader, manager), Luca Furbato (Director of Engineering) and Dan Fallows (technical director) among others.

Aston Martin also plans to build a new headquarters in Silverstone, which will have all the latest technologies. Will all this be enough to propel Fernando Alonso to the top again?

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Theodore Davis

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