Fernando Alonso will debut with Aston Martin in the Abu Dhabi test! Almost three weeks left. Fernando Alonso’s debut with Aston Martin is closer than ever. After another reliability error in the Alpine that forced him to retire.
when he was putting together a good performance in the race, the driver already sees his future in green. “There are only two races left,” he said yesterday after the race, visibly disappointed. Now, it is known that he will wear the new colors in less than a month.
Indeed, there are only two World Cup dates left for the season to come to an end: Brazil and Abu Dhabi. Alonso wants to help Alpine to get fourth place in the Constructors’ World Championship, but he also thinks about his future, and knows that he has little time left with his current team.
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It has already been confirmed that the Asturian will drive the Aston Martin in the Abu Dhabi test that will be held just after the race, on Tuesday 22 November. So the date to see Alonso dressed in Aston Martin and driving the AMR22 is already confirmed.
Drivers confirmed for next season will run on the definitive 2023 Pirelli tires on one of the cars, with the youngsters and rookies on the other. All this in less than a month, just three weeks.
In principle, Alonso is expected to film for half a day and the other half to Stroll, as is the usual procedure so that the others can also take filming.
It is customary for this to be the appointment in which the pilots dress in their new suits in the event that they change from one season to another. Alpine would have freed Alonso to do these tests in a management that he would have done himself, without the direct participation of Aston Martin.
It doesn’t always happen and even on occasion there are pilots who have to run these tests without any marks on their suits. But, in principle and as it has been known, this will not be the case of Fernando.
“I’m always in charge of my own destiny!” acknowledges the pilot in information collected by ‘Autosport’. Something that is not yet known if they will do with Oscar Piastri. “I think our legal teams are discussing that now.
And I don’t know. There will be more next week, so ask me in Brazil,” explained French team boss Otmar Szafnauer, who prefers to postpone that decision.
After this, theoretically we will not see him dressed in green anymore, at least officially, until the next Pirelli tests, which will already be in February. Beyond that, and with the new car, he will also be at the Bahrain test, just before the start of the year.
This year, the market was busier than ever. Alonso’s move to Aston Martin left an unexpected spot on the grid: Alpine. That seat quickly became one of the most sought after… and the chosen one was Pierre Gasly.
From there, several movements. Among them, the entrance of Nyck de Vries to AlphaTauri supplying the space of the French.
Precisely the head of the AlphaTauri team, Franz Tost, revealed this Friday in Mexico that Nyck de Vries will be with his new team, while Pierre Gasly is expected to do the same with Alpine after the agreement to leave the project was confirmed. Red Bull facing 2023.