Aston Martin are ready to make a huge commitment to Fernando Alonso

Mark Scott
Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin, smiling. Bahrain, March 2023.

Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin, smiling in the press conference. Bahrain, March 2023.

It looks as though the feeling is very much mutual between Fernando Alonso and Aston Martin as the duo work on winning races and collecting titles in the years to come.

Aston Martin have emerged as the surprise package of the F1 2023 season with Alonso already finishing on the podium five times so far this year – that’s more than his previous seven F1 campaigns combined.

Alonso signed a multi-year contract with Aston Martin ahead of the F1 2023 season with the wide expectation being that runs until the end of 2024.

But, with Alonso enjoying such a huge new lease of F1 life at the age of 41, soon to be 42, he is already talking up the prospect of remaining with the team beyond 2024 and perhaps still being around when Honda replace Mercedes as Aston Martin’s official engine partners.

With Alonso being the oldest driver on the F1 grid, it would only be natural for Aston Martin to think about his potential successor. However, it appears that they too want to continue this partnership for as long as possible.

“It’s nice to hear that, that he has said that, several years, we would be happy with that,” Krack told reporters in Spain when asked about Fernando Alonso’s stated desire to remain at Aston Martin for several years to come.

“I think the main thing, and this is one of the big qualities, is the desire to be at front, the motivation. And I think this is fully on with Fernando. We don’t think so much about that, to be honest, as you guys, you know.

“We take it race by race, and we try to do well every race. It’s nice to hear that but we didn’t think too much about it yet. Let’s make it happen.”’s recommended reading

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Aston Martin may actually look to nail Fernando Alonso down to a new contract extension to ward off any potential suitors, one of which could be Audi F1 with the German marque set to officially join the grid in 2026 – when Alonso will 45 years of age.

In a recent interview with Mundo Deportivo, current Alfa Romeo representative Alessandro Alunni Bravi appeared to be Alonso on Audi’s radar ahead of their takeover of Sauber.

“I would always sign Fernando, even at 45 years or more,” he said.

“I was able to get to know him well at McLaren when I was the manager of Stoffel Vandoorne, who was his team-mate.

“I was able to see first-hand the work he can do on a day-to-day basis as a driver, his ability, his great determination.”

Mercedes ensured Fernando Alonso finished off the podium at his home race in Barcelona last time out, but Alonso has vowed to return with an upgrade that he hopes will “crush” Aston Martin’s rivals in Canada.