At 42, Fernando Alonso is the oldest driver on the present grid. The Spaniard, nonetheless, is displaying no indicators of slowing down anytime quickly. The 2023 season was a testomony to that reality and his former teammate Giancarlo Fisichella has warned the youthful crop over his exploits. He just lately spoke about how the Aston Martin driver may take F1 by storm if the crew provides him a championship-worthy automotive.
Speaking with Paddocknews24, Fisichella said,
“I’d be curious to see him in a automotive able to combating for the title.”
The Italian praised Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc, Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris as properly. However, he stays assured that his former teammate is able to returning to his outdated glory days.
Alonso and Fisichella have been teammates throughout their time at Renault in 2005 and 2006. The duo landed the constructors’ championship for his or her crew collectively. Alonso received each his driver’s championships in these two years.
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The two-time champion bagged 8 podiums in 2023 as Aston Martin took everybody unexpectedly when the season began. Fisichella, in his evaluation, gave his former teammate as many factors for his feat.
Fernando Alonso continues to place religion in Aston Martin regardless of royal stoop
Aston Martin completed the 2022 season on a lowly seventh in the standings. That is why it was stunning when the Silverstone-based crew emerged as the 2nd quickest in the first race of 2023. Alonso took full benefit of this purple patch, till it lasted.
The crew ran out of steam as the season progressed. With every improve bundle, the AMR23 appeared to get slower. All this whereas, groups like McLaren made leaps of progress. Mercedes and Ferrari additionally saved a gradual uptick in the graph. This additional harm Fernando & Co. who discovered podium finishes turning into rarer to come back by.
However, the Spaniard hasn’t misplaced religion in his new crew’s venture. He is upbeat about the prospects of their prospects in 2024 as the crew claims to have recognized the areas that want enchancment. Team boss Mike Krack too, believes they’re able to bouncing again as they proceed to make progress off the observe.
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The work on their new state-of-the-art facility is underway. The crew already has its new wind tunnel up and working. Aston Martin additionally has quite a lot of proficient engineers they managed to poach from rivals. That personnel contains the likes of Dan Fallows (Technical Director) who joined from Red Bull.