Former world champion as a successor?
Wild Vettel’s voice is rampant in Formula 1
Sebastian Vettel’s future at Aston-Martin after this season is unclear. The four-time world champion’s contract expires. The open scenario around the Heppenheimer has fueled wild rumors. One revolves around Formula 1 veteran Fernando Alonso.
Ahead of the first edition of the Miami Grand Prix over the weekend, a spectacular rumor is spreading in the Formula 1 paddock. Probably none other than former world champion Fernando Alonso will be in the cockpit of Aston Martin from next year and inherit Sebastian. Vettel. At least this is the scenario presented by the portal f1-insider.com, citing “speculation from the paddock”.
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While the sporting future of four-time Formula 1 champion Vettel is still completely uncertain after the current season, veteran Fernando Alonso recently stated that he was not yet thinking about a definitive end to his career. “I’ll be driving a few more years. Two or three more years,” was last mentioned the Spaniard, who has again been a regular driver in the premier class of motorsport since last year and has so far participated in 334 Formula 1 races. .
Three years ago, Alonso is said to have been the dream driver of Lawrence Stroll, owner of the Aston Martin group and owner of the team. If the expiring contract with Sebastian Vettel with the British team were not to be extended or if Heppenheimer ended their career on their own initiative, the road would be clear for the spectacular signing of Fernando Alonso, who has collected two championship points in the Alps. this is the season.
Even at an advanced age as a driver, Alonso, who is nearly 41, is still regarded as one of the best drivers in Formula 1 and has repeatedly achieved excellent performances in the lower Alpine over the past year and a half. However, staying with the French team beyond 2022 is far from guaranteed, also because the work card expires at the end of the year. Furthermore, young test driver Oscar Piastri is considered a future regular Alpine rider and could inherit the 2005 and 2006 world champion.
“If with Alpine then fine. If with another team then fine. I’ll find out, I’ll probably start discussions in the summer”, Alonso was recently asked about his possible stay with the French.