Aston Martin has made it clear that age won’t be a figuring out issue when negotiating a doable renewal with Fernando Alonso. The Oviedo-born driver, now 42, has yet one more yr on his contract with the British crew.
The Silverstone-based crew already guess on the two-time F1 world champion when Alpine was haggling over the renewal of the Spanish competitor’s contract with the French crew.
The actual fact is that Aston Martin are delighted with the ’14’. No marvel. Simply have a look at the outcomes achieved by the Spaniard in 2023.
Fourth within the total drivers’ standings (with 206 factors) and eight podium finishes made Aston Martin the shock package deal of the season, which ended on the finish of November in Abu Dhabi.
Aston Martin boss passes judgement
Mike Krack has defined his crew’s stance on whether or not they plan to increase Fernando’s contract, although he’ll begin the 2025 season on the age of 43.
“After all, we’re considering of renewing Alonso. Our reply to this query couldn’t be clearer, and the reality is that I’m not apprehensive about Alonso‘s age,” the Aston Martin crew boss declared.
“Valentino Rossi and Roger Federer had very lengthy sporting careers, and on the stage Fernando is working at, I feel his age is only a quantity. With the fitting self-discipline and motivation, he’ll carry out with none issues.”
This can be a substantial distinction to what Alpine‘s administrators, who ultimately exhausted the endurance of their most profitable driver, mentioned on the time.
Emerson Fittipaldi: Fernando is sort of a lion
The reality is that Alonso‘s stage of efficiency has not dropped, although he’s already a veteran. Fairly the opposite. There are those that see him lasting till he’s virtually 50.
In an interview with Mundo Deportivo, Emerson Fittipaldi made clear his perception that Fernando can drive till he’s 49, as he did himself.
“After all he can. Quietly, till he needs to,” Fittipaldi informed Mundo Deportivo.
“He’s bodily effectively ready to compete. After I was 40 years outdated, I keep in mind I began a particular food plan from a coach.
“It’s a must to compensate for the deficit of age with different issues. You want extra effort, extra bodily preparation, a high-energy food plan to compensate for the age of your physique.
“Fernando is superb bodily, and mentally too, he has a variety of dedication to win and he has the motivation. He is sort of a lion. He’s a lion on the circuits.
“He’s there to assault. He at all times finishes races very effectively. In Latin America we are saying that drivers like Alonso are ‘carreristas’, a kind of driver that when he goes out on the grid he at all times goes ahead.”