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Aston Martin Extends Contract with 42-Year-Old Fernando Alonso

The Spanish Driver Will Continue to Race With the British Team Until 2026

What a Legend

In an era where the F1 news cycle spins faster than the cars on track, Fernando Alonso’s declaration of loyalty to Aston Martin cuts through the din of F1 rumors like a finely tuned V10.

It was a dance of courtship that had the world’s eyes riveted, with speculation placing Alonso at the doorstep of giants like Mercedes or Red Bull. Yet, in a plot twist, Alonso has pledged his future to Aston Martin, signing a multi-year contract that ensures his seat until the 2026 season.

Aston Martin Extends Contract with 42-Year-Old Fernando Alonso
Aston Martin's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso/ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP

Fernando Alonso: Betting Big on Aston Martin’s Future

The crafty veteran kept everyone guessing by hinting he might leave Aston Martin. Rumors flew, with some fans picturing him as Lewis Hamilton’s replacement at Mercedes. This decision, everyone thought, would have a domino effect, impacting the strategies of other teams. Thankfully, for Aston Martin fans (and maybe Alonso himself!), the Spaniard decided to stick with his current team.

 

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I am here to stay,” said Alonso via an Aston Martin press release.

Why Aston Martin, you ask? The answer is woven into the fabric of a team that’s pouring its soul and substantial resources into climbing the ranks. With a new factory, an innovative wind tunnel in the works, and the thrilling prospect of a power unit partnership with Honda on the horizon, it’s a phoenix-rising narrative that’s hard to resist.

 

A Partnership Beyond 2026

Alonso’s commitment to Aston Martin extends beyond the 2026 F1 schedule. He has expressed his desire to remain involved with the team even after his retirement from racing.

The team principal, Mike Krack, said: “Securing Fernando’s long-term future with Aston Martin is fantastic news. We have built a strong working relationship over the last 18 months and we share the same determination to see this project succeed.


We have been in constant dialogue over the last few months and Fernando has been true to his word: when he decided he wanted to continue racing, he talked to us first. Fernando has shown he believes in us, and we believe in him. Fernando is hungry for success, driving better than ever, is fitter than ever, and is completely dedicated to making Aston Martin a competitive force.

 

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This multi-year agreement with Fernando takes us into 2026 when we begin our works power unit partnership with Honda. We look forward to creating more incredible memories and achieving further success together.

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