F1: Alonso, Red Bull and Verstappen revolution could be shaken

F1: Alonso, Red Bull and Verstappen revolution could be shaken

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F1: Alonso, Red Bull and Verstappen revolution could be shaken

Posted on 27 May 2023 at 02:35

42 years old and still ambitious. Fernando Alonso never ceases to amaze. The two-time Formula 1 world champion in 2005 and 2006 came out of retirement in 2021 and is now the driver of Aston Martin. With great success since the Spaniard managed to climb four times on the third stage of the podium. What makes him hope for the best, and why not a third world champion title, before the arrival of Honda as an engine manufacturer in 2026.

Where Fernando Alonso was McLaren between 2015 and 2018, he had often taken action Honda, which was a single-seat engine of McLaren : ” We’re not far behind the frontrunners in terms of chassis, but it’s the Honda block that’s holding us back. We have no reliability, but also no power. At the end of the straight, we are 30km/h slower than the others. When you have the rhythm we have, it’s hard to get a single seat idea. »

“No Hate”

Alberto Fernandez Albilares, Fernando Alonso’s manager talks about this new engine, in the details reported by nextgen-auto.com : ” We have not yet started negotiations with the team about a contract after 2024 let alone 2026. But there is no doubt that Aston Martin’s contract with Honda will be a great incentive for him to continue racing. If it is necessary to discuss with Honda, we will do so. There are no hard feelings despite the problems at McLaren. I never thought Fernando was a problem when talking to Honda. I always have respect for Honda and the employees, that’s what Fernando himself said at the 2021 Abu Dhabi GP. He had even visited the Honda employees at that time and encouraged them to win the championship. »

“We don’t want to wait until 2026 to win”

Before than Honda It is not motorized Aston Martin in 2026, Fernando Alonso envisions the coming years by aiming very high: “ At the moment I don’t know if I will be there in 2025. So in 2026 we will see. Of course, in 2026, when the new regulations come, it will always be better to have the chassis and the power unit designed together and put everything together well in advance. It will be an asset. Being a factory team has its advantages, but that does not mean that until 2026 Aston Martin will not have a chance to win the championship. We are making good progress and if we continue like this, we can put ourselves in a position to win a few races next year and maybe even better in 2025. That has to be the goal. We don’t want to wait until 2026 to win. »