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Fernando Alonso

Alonso highlights his advantage in 2025 F1 driver market talks

Fernando Alonso has stated that he is an attractive option for all Formula 1 teams due to being the only World Champion on the grid available to sign.

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Alonso is one of three champions who is currently racing in F1 and will see his Aston Martin contract expire at the end of the upcoming season.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has a deal in place until the end of the 2028 campaign while Lewis Hamilton will switch from Mercedes to Ferrari next year on a multi-year agreement.

Despite turning 43 years of age later this July, Alonso is set to play a key role in the driver market in the coming months following an impressive debut season with Aston Martin in 2023.

The Spaniard scored eight podiums for the Silverstone-based squad, who finished fifth in the Constructors’ Championship.

With a lucrative seat now open at Mercedes following Hamilton’s announcement, Alonso admitted that he expects to have various interest from other teams.

“I’m probably attractive to other teams, the performance that they saw last year, the commitment,” Alonso told media including RacingNews365.

“There are only three World Champions on the grid and there is only one available.”

Priority is Aston Martin

As a choice over his future looms, Alonso asserted that his main priority is to reach an agreement with Aston Martin.

“This is a decision that I need to do with myself,” he said. “I need to think, I need to commit to a team eventually and make sure that I understand that the next few years of my life, it will be that team and 100% of my time.

“Once I make that decision, I want to sit with Aston Martin and say, ‘OK, I made this decision'.

“I would love to continue with this project because I think we made a good step forward in the last year. We built a lot of things together.

“We have this new facility here. We have everything to succeed for the future and I trust this project.

“So that will be my first priority, when I say that I want to speak first with Aston Martin, because I feel part of this project very much.

“If we cannot reach an agreement, and I want to commit to racing F1, I know I have a privileged position.”

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