Cold Silverstone morning, Fernando Alonso improved the atmosphere at the Aston Martin factory, testing a car seat that will debut in 2023.
The England team summarized the hours of work the Spaniard put in at the start of the week with this clip shared on their social media profiles.
First day on the green. 💚
– Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team (@AstonMartinF1) January 27, 2023
“There is a lot of energy in everyone, they are very motivated“, commented the two-time world champion. Alonso seemed very motivated and happy, even putting himself to work on several tests in the simulator. The seat test is usually a mandatory step in view of the February 23-25 tests and presentation of the new AMR23, which will take place on February 13, the day beforeto reveal of Ferrari. This will be Alonso’s first official outing with Aston Martin in 2023 (if not at all, since the Abu Dhabi test took place in December, but Nando race with overalls and in a car without a sponsor).
In a clip shared by Aston Martin, Alonso also hugged Martin again Whitmarsh, who he worked with at McLaren in 2007, and tested different steering controls. Commands that he will have to get used to “theoretically”, but on a practical level only Bahrain’s experiments can be useful for this “little child” who only ages on his ID.