F1 insider insists Fernando Alonso has shown “great interest” in replacing Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes

Aston Martin F1 driver Fernando Alonso has reportedly shown ‘nice curiosity’ in replacing Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes for the 2025 season.

The seven-time world champion will depart the German group at the top of the 2024 season after 12 years with them that led to 6 of his seven world titles from 2014 to 2020. Since the announcement, there has been nice curiosity from followers to offer their options for the alternative of Lewis Hamilton.

According to F1-Insider, Fernando Alonso has been fairly energetic and shown nice curiosity in replacing his former McLaren teammate at Mercedes for the 2025 season. The Spaniard is just not shy of creating a giant transfer in the motive force market foolish season as he proved when he switched from Alpine to Aston Martin at the beginning of 2023.

The two-time world champion’s contract with the Silverstone-based group expires at the top of 2024 and he hopes to get an opportunity to race for a prime group as soon as once more in the ultimate years of his profession.

While showing on Sky F1, former world champion Jenson Button vouched for Alonso as Hamilton’s alternative at Mercedes and stated:

“I may need a little bit of a person crash on my ex-teammate, however I’d like to see Fernando Alonso. He is 42 now, however the starvation is there. And if the starvation is there, the health is there. He drives day by day in a go-kart or some type of race automotive. If he is there, I believe it might be a cool partnership. I believe they’d be taught from one another fairly properly and work properly collectively.”

Former F1 driver picks Fernando Alonso over Sebastian Vettel for a seat at Mercedes

Former F1 driver David Coulthard picked Fernando Alonso over four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel to exchange Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes.

On his Formula for Success podcast, the ex-McLaren driver stated:

“If I used to be Mercedes, I’d take Alonso over Vettel. He’s race match, he understands the engine, the ability unit, due to Aston Martin and he’s nonetheless gladiatorial and received the bit between his tooth.

“Yes, possibly Seb was simply struggling a bit bit with the event of the Aston when he was there. But he wasn’t, type of, placing manners on Lance Stroll in the best way that we now have seen from Fernando Alonso. So, if I may get Fernando, I’d take him.”

It shall be fascinating to see which driver replaces Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes for 2025 because the group has a whole yr to decide on the proper successor for the seven-time world champion.

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Edited by Sudeshna Banerjee

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