Fernando Alonso: No excuses for Aston Martin / Formula 1

Formula 1 famous person Fernando Alonso will compete within the inexperienced livery of Aston Martin from 2023. Aerodynamics specialist Eric Blandin, deputy head of expertise for the British, talks concerning the traits of the Spaniard.


In the 2021 season, Racing Point (previously Force India) turned the Formula 1 racing group of the sports activities automotive firm Aston Martin. The outcomes of Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll had been under expectations: seventh place twice within the Constructors’ Cup, second place for Vettel in Baku 2021.

In the summer time of 2022, the German introduced his retirement on the finish of the season, after which Aston Martin acted rapidly and signed Spanish famous person Fernando Alonso. The Formula 1 (2005 and 2006) and long-distance (2018/2019) world champion mentioned: “Aston Martin’s intention within the medium time period must be to have a say in victories.”

Frenchman Eric Blandin is aware of the Asturian from their days collectively at Ferrari: the 2 began working collectively at Maranello in early 2010. After 16 months, the aerodynamic specialist was poached by Mercedes. Today, he’s the deputy technical director of Aston Martin, because the right-hand man of Dan Fallows.

Blandin says of Alonso: “Outstanding driver. We have only a few pilots of his caliber within the beginning discipline. He has an extremely robust interior power, ardour shines. Despite all his nice achievements, his starvation for success stays unhappy.”

“The signing of Fernando Alonso is an enormous step for our group. It retains us all on our toes and permits us to take the following step.”

“One factor have to be clear – there are not any excuses with Fernando, we’ve to ship.”

Aston Martin bought a style of working with the 32-time GP winner on the 2022 Abu Dhabi post-season take a look at. Then Fernando bought into the automotive of Sebastian Vettel. Eric Blandin mentioned within the Undercut interview collection on the Aston Martin F1 racing group’s web site: “Alonso’s statements concerning the automotive are very correct. He mentioned in no unsure phrases what he needed from the automotive and there are lots of particulars that we will incorporate into the design of the 2023 Aston Martin AMR23.”

“Fernando in contrast his 2022 Alpine race automotive straight and it was clearly a greater automotive than ours. So he was in a position to present us the place we had been lagging behind and what we wanted to give attention to.”

Formula 1 2023

February 3: Red Bull Racing in New York
February 6: Williams Online
February 7: Alfa Romeo in Zurich
February 11: AlphaTauri in New York
February 13: McLaren at Woking
February 13: Aston Martin at Silverstone
February 14: Ferrari at Maranello
February 15: Mercedes at Silverstone
February 16: Alpine in London

winter take a look at
February 23-25: Bahrain International Circuit

Formula 1 World Championship calendar
05.03. Bahrain GP, ​​Bahrain International Circuit, Sahir
19.03 Saudi Arabian GP, ​​Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah
02.04. Australian GP, ​​Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne
04/30 Azerbaijan GP, ​​Baku City Circle, Baku *
07.05. Miami GP, Miami International Speedway, Miami
21.05 Emilia Romagna GP, Autodromo Enzo and Dino Ferrari, Imola
28.05 Monaco GP, Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
04.06. Spanish GP, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalonia, Montmelo
18.06 The Canadian Doctor, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
02.07. Austrian GP, ​​Red Bull Ring, Spielberg *
09.07. British GP, Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
23.07. Hungarian GP, ​​Hungary, Budapest
07/30 Belgian GP, ​​Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa*
27.08 Netherlands GP, Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort
03.09. Italian GP, ​​Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza
17.09 Singapore GP, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
24.09 Japan GP, ​​Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka
08.10. Qatar GP, Losail International Circuit, Doha *
22.10. Austin GP, ​​Circuit of the Americas, Austin *
29.10. Mexican GP, ​​Autodromo Herman Rodriguez, Mexico City
05.11. Brazilian GP, ​​Autodromo José Carlos Pace, Interlagos *
18.11. Las Vegas GP, Las Vegas Street Circuit, Las Vegas
26.11 Abu Dhabi GP, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island

* Sprint format


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