Fernando Alonso to Pink Bull: Ex-F1 star backs 2025 transfer with deal at ‘superior’ stage

Fernando Alonso has been tipped to affix Pink Bull in 2025 by former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher, with stories in Germany suggesting a deal is closed to being finalized for the Aston Martin star.

The German media have claimed that Alonso‘s potential transfer to Pink Bull in 2025 is already at an ‘superior’ stage after holding talks with the two-time world champion.

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Whether or not that is meant to additional undermine the authority of crew principal Christian Horner in his inside battle with Helmut Marko and Jos Verstappen, in addition to the sporting administration on the firm’s Austrian headquarters, is unclear.

However Schumacher, the brother of F1 icon Michael Schumacher, says Horner has lengthy been an admirer of Alonso and needs an skilled driver if Verstappen leaves for Mercedes.

Horner has at all times been an enormous fan of his,” Ralf Schumacher informed Sky Sports activities F1. “He appears to be severe about signing Alonso for subsequent 12 months, to have one other sturdy driver if Verstappen leaves the crew,”

He additionally rubbed salt into the wound of Max‘s potential departure to Mercedes by claiming that Alonso, 42, can be the front-runner from 2026 if Verstappen departs. Nonetheless, the Dutchman says at each alternative that “my intention is to fulfil my contract till 2028”, and most lately did so on Thursday in Australia.

“It is not only a thoughts sport. There are these rumours and the sources are fairly good,” Schumacher added. “If Pink Bull gave him a automotive he might win with, in fact Alonso would need it!

“And also you noticed what he did this weekend, how briskly he was, how he modified gears, how he stopped Russell from overtaking him. He is aware of what he desires and I believe he’d be an excellent match.”

Is the deal performed?

F1 Insider have reported {that a} deal is already performed, with skilled reporter Ralf Bach claiming the Spaniard is the ‘most popular candidate’ for Horner, who retains the help of their majority shareholder.

Marko is eager to see his philosophy of filling Pink Bull‘s driver positions from the pool of younger expertise proceed, with skills similar to Yuki Tsunoda ready for promotion.

Nonetheless, his opinion ‘not counts’ after the crew’s inside energy battle between Horner, Marko and senior official Mark Mateschitz.

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