Mike Krack (Aston Martin): The truth about Alonso / Formula 1

Mike Krack (Aston Martin): The truth about Alonso / Formula 1

It is still unclear what will happen to Fernando Alonso at the end of 2024. His contract with Aston Martin is ending. The 42-year-old Spaniard is more wanted than ever. Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack also knows this.

Formula 1 and sports car world champion Fernando Alonso said in Saudi Arabia: “First I have to decide if I want to continue driving in Formula 1, then we’ll see.”

Considering the performance of the Spaniard, this may be a wise statement. The way he puts himself into his work and the passion he drives with: Of course this Alonso wants to continue, but statements like that keep you in the conversation.

Situation: Aston Martin’s contract expires at the end of 2024, Alonso then has all options. Mike Krack, the leader of the Greens team, also knows this.

The 51-year-old from Luxembourg says: “In the end it’s very simple – Fernando has to figure out what he wants. We made our position clear to him: We want him to compete for us beyond 2024.

“If we want to keep Alonso, we have to give him a good car. He has to trust us. Everything else can be taken care of.”

“We know how attractive the driver is based on his qualities. But we will do everything we can to ensure that Alonso remains an Aston Martin driver.”

“Fernando brought a lot of energy to the team, we don’t need to talk more about his talent and his excellent racing skills. He is one of the pilots who can motivate his crew and bring them forward. His work ethic is a great example for everyone here. From morning to in the evening. His very strong inner drive is troubling everyone here. You don’t want to let a man like that go.”

Saudi-Arabian-GP, Jeddah Corniche Circuit

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:20:43,273 h
02. Sergio Pérez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +13.643 seconds
03. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +18,639
04. Oscar Piastri (AUS), McLaren, +32.007
05. Fernando Alonso (E), Aston Martin, +35,759
06. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +39,936
07. Oliver Bearman (GB), Ferrari, +42,679
08. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +45,708 sec
09. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +47,391 sec
10. Nico Hülkenberg (D), Haas, +1:16,996
11. Alex Albon (T), Williams, +1:28,354
12. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, +1:45.737
13. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +1 Round
14. Yuki Tsunoda (J), Racing Bulls, +1
15. Logan Sargeant (USA), Williams, +1
16. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Racing Bull, +1
17. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Sauber, +1
18. Guanyu Zhou (RCH), Sauber, +1
Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, crash
Pierre Gasly (F), Alpine, gearbox

World Championship Standings (after 2nd of 24 Grands Prix)

the driver
01. Verstappen 51 points
02. Perez 36
03. Leclerc 28
04. Russell 18
05. Plate 16
06. Sainz 15
07. Alonso 12
08. Norris 12
09. Hamilton 8
10. Bearman 6
11. Hulkenberg 1
12. Walk 1
13. Alboni 0
14. Zhou 0
15. Magnussen 0
16. Ricciardo 0
17. Okon 0
18. Tsunoda 0
19. Sergeant 0
20. Bota 0
21. Gas 0
Builders Cup
01. Red Bull Racing 87 Punkte
02. Ferrari 49
03. McLaren 28
04. Mercedes 26
05. Aston Martin 13
06. Especially 1
07. Williams 0
08. Sauber 0
09. Racing Bull 0
10. Alpine 0