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Aston Martin challenged by Alonso winning mentality

Two-time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso is seeking a first win for the British manufacturer.

Aston Martin Team Principal Mike Krack has welcomed the challenge posed by Fernando Alonso's winning mentality as it aims to chase down Red Bull for a first Formula 1 win. The Spaniard joined the Silverstone-based outfit over the winter to replace the now-retired Sebastian Vettel, with Aston Martin having finished seventh in the Constructors' standings in 2022. Team owner Lawrence Stroll set out a five-year plan when transitioning the outfit from Racing Point to the luxury British manufacturer, with rapid upscaling of infrastructure now complete – with staff moving into its new technology campus in recent weeks – and an influx of high-end talent joining the push for success. Results look to have come earlier than forecast this season with Alonso finishing in the top three on six out of eight occasions and Aston Martin sitting third in the Constructors' order, pushing Mercedes for second position.

'Motivational' Alonso

Alonso is notoriously demanding within a team given his passion for success, and the two-time World Champion has indicated a desire to secure a first win for Aston Martin in F1 in the near future. Addressing the wait for a win and Alonso's eagerness to get off the mark, Krack told media, including RacingNews365.com : "Someone asked me before if it is frustrating, and I don't think it is at all, it's challenging. "We have a car with a driver that wants to do it – and we're not far from doing it. "So for us, it is very motivational and we need to fight hard to close the gap as we much as we can for the next races."

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