Aston Martin boss Mike Krack is confident that Fernando Alonso can speed up the squad's progress as they work towards becoming a winning team.
It has been confirmed that Alonso will join the British outfit in 2023 as part of a multi-year contract, replacing Sebastian Vettel who will retire from F1 at the end of the 2022 campaign.
Krack admits that many members of the team are already looking forward to working with Alonso, with the expectation being that his experience in the sport can help Aston Martin move even closer to the front of the pack.
"I have witnessed the excitement in the engineering team and throughout the whole organisation at the opportunity to work with Fernando," Krack explained.
"We know that nearly everyone can learn from someone of Fernando’s calibre and experience.
"We are confident that he will inspire everyone to lift their game, and that will only enhance the already infectious energy that exists within the team.
"We are on a journey to create a winning organisation, and it is clear that Fernando will accelerate our progress and bring us to a performance in which we can take pride."
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Alonso will join Lance Stroll at Aston Martin in 2023, and Krack believes that this will be a strong line-up for the squad.
"We are delighted to have Fernando and Lance as our driver line-up next year – the combination of experience and youth will be incredibly strong and both drivers look forward to competing and working together," Krack continued.
"The team has a new leadership focused on the development of AMR23, and we are all thrilled that they and our future projects will benefit from the knowledge and experience that Fernando will bring."
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