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Fernando Alonso

Breaking: Alonso surprises with new multi-year deal

Fernando Alonso has committed his future to the Aston Martin Formula 1 project, remaining at the squad beyond the current season.

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Aston Martin has announced Fernando Alonso will remain with the team for the 2025 Formula 1 season.

The two-time world champion has been signed on a multi-year deal, putting an end to speculation over his future.

Alonso was expected to play a major part in the driver market this season following Lewis Hamilton's announcement that he would depart Mercedes for Ferrari next year.

The 42-year-old even suggested that he may opt to retire from F1, insisting he would only continue if he believed he could be part of a winning project.

Following months of speculation, the Spaniard has opted to commit his future to Aston Martin.

Alonso joined Aston Martin in 2023 and scored eight podiums across a successful first season with the squad.

The Spaniard finished fourth in the drivers' championship last year, his highest result since the 2013 campaign.

“Securing Fernando’s long-term future with Aston Martin Aramco is fantastic news,” said team boss Mike Krack.

“We have built a strong working relationship over the last 18 months and we share the same determination to see this project succeed.

“We have been in constant dialogue over the last few months and Fernando has been true to his word: when he decided he wanted to continue racing, he talked to us first. Fernando has shown he believes in us, and we believe in him.

“Fernando is hungry for success, driving better than ever, is fitter than ever, and is completely dedicated to making Aston Martin Aramco a competitive force.

“This multi-year agreement with Fernando takes us into 2026 when we begin our works power unit partnership with Honda. We look forward to creating more incredible memories and achieving further success together.”

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