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Aston Martin Boss Reveals that He was “not convinced” About Fernando Alonso’s Future

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The 42-year-old Spaniard recently signed a contract extension that will keep him with the team until at least the end of the 2026 season, But is there any twist in the tail?

Recently, ”Junaid #JB17” shared a post about Fernando Alonso’s future and their team’s insights. The user wrote on X: “In his Thursday afternoon media session, Aston Martin’s Mike Krack revealed that he was “not convinced” that Alonso would stay in Formula 1 at all. 

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As per Autosport.com, Krack said: “No, I was not convinced. Fernando was very clear when he joined that the calendar and the travel is draining a lot of energy, especially if you want to do things the way he does them.”

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He continued, “There is no 99%. And that is why, with the calendar like it is, it takes everything out of you. And I think he has said it many times: that there is no life. Either you are 100% in it or not.”

The Decision

Fernando Alonso

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Fernando Alonso’s previous deal was set to expire at the end of the 2024 season, leading to speculation about his next move. Mercedes and Red Bull were rumored destinations, but Alonso ultimately chose to remain with Aston Martin.

He described the decision as “easy” and emphasized that his love for Formula 1 and Aston Martin remained unchanged. The commitment required careful consideration, given the intense F1 calendar and the demands placed on drivers. However, Alonso’s passion for the sport and loyalty to Aston Martin prevailed.

Historic Milestone of Fernando Alonso

As the oldest driver on the grid, Fernando Alonso will turn 45 during the 2026 season. If he competes at that age, he’ll be the first driver to do so since Graham Hill in 1975. His longevity in the sport is a testament to his skill, determination, and love for racing. Fans can look forward to witnessing Alonso’s continued impact in Formula 1 as he embarks on this exciting chapter with Aston Martin.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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