Aston Martin have announced that Fernando Alonso will join the team in 2023.
The Spaniard – who returned to F1 with Alpine in 2021 following a two-year hiatus – joins the British squad on a multi-year contract.
It comes following the recent news that Sebastian Vettel will retire from Formula 1 at the end of the 2022 campaign.
A statement released by Aston Martin states: "The whole company is very excited to bring Fernando's incredible experience and brilliant pace and racecraft to the team.
"The recruitment of a special talent such as Fernando is a clear statement of intent from an organisation that has committed to developing a winning Formula 1 team."
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Stroll speaks of admiration for Alonso
Lawrence Stroll, Executive Chairman at Aston Martin, is thrilled that Alonso will become a part of the outfit as they continue to develop.
"I have known and admired Fernando for many years and it has always been clear that he is a committed winner like me," Stroll said.
"I have set out to bring together the best people and develop the right resources and organisation to succeed in this highly competitive sport, and those plans are now taking shape at Silverstone.
"It seemed natural therefore to invite Fernando to be part of the development of a winning team, and we very quickly established in our recent conversations that we have the same ambitions and values, and it was logical and easy to confirm our desire to work together."
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