alonso renews with aston martin

Alonso and Aston Martin renew: I am here to stay!

alonso renews with aston martin

Fernando Alonso revealed his plans for 2025 and beyond with one short sentence: “I am here to stay!”

“Here” is, of course, Aston Martin in Formula 1. This means that the sport’s most experienced driver, and double World Champion, Alonso will remain with the Silverstone-based team, dispelling speculation he was bidding for the seat vacated at Mercedes by Ferrari-bound Lewis Hamilton.

Also putting an end to all talk of the Spanish 42-year-old’s move away from Lawrence Stroll’s team, another piece in the 2025 F1 Silly season puzzle settled. Lance Stroll, son of owner Lawrence, is sure to keep his seat, meaning the Aston Martin driver line-up should remain the same for the foreseeable future.

This also rules out Carlos Sainz replacing Alonso at Aston Martin, amid rumours that there is a faction within the team that would prefer the younger Spaniard on board. But that came to nought.

In 2023 Forbes reported Alonso’s salary from Aston Martin to be alary: $24-million annual retainer, with a further $10-million bonus for the 206 points he bagged for the team on his way to P4 in the 2023 F1 Drivers’ standings. His best Championship showing since 2013 when he finished P2 for Ferrari.

Alonso made his F1 debut at the 2001 Australian Grand Prix

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That weekend in Melbourne he drove for Minardi. Two decades later, next year will be his 22nd season in the top flight. He had a two-year ‘F1 sabbatical’ in 2019 and 2020, years in which he won Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship (WEC) with Toyota Gazoo Racing.

As for F1 in 2025, this means Ferrari, McLaren and now Aston Martin have confirmed their drivers for 2025. Perhaps a prelude to some big changes up and down the F1 pit lane as several of the current F1 drivers are out of contract come the end of this season.

Red Bull will of course hang on to Verstappen( who is highly coveted by Mercedes boss Toto Wolff) and the Dutch ace is smart enough to stick to Red Bull, a team that’s on an epic run of form, with little end in sight.

In the #11 car, Sergio Perez is doing a fine job this season, and it’s increasingly likely the RBR duo will remain with the team beyond 2024.

Other F1 teams still to confirm their drivers for 2025, and in no rush to do so, are: Mercedes, Williams, Alpine, Haas, VCARB and Sauber.