F1 Alonso thrilled after his first drive with Aston Martin

Fernando Alonso made his debut at Aston Martin this morning in Abu Dhabi at the wheel of an AMR22 without any sponsor!

The Spaniard, who signed a multi-year contract with the Greens, completed an intensive 97-lap program before handing over to future team-mate Lance Stroll to complete the morning.

Alonso set the third fastest time this morning and was enthusiastic to say the least after this first run which confirms that his alliance with the Silverstone-based team can wreak havoc in 2023.

“I can’t be too confident because a lot of things will change next year.comments the double world champion. But I feel that the potential of the team, including the talent of the engineers, is exceptional, so I’m really happy at the moment.”

“When I signed for Aston Martin, I was 90% happy. When they started to improve and finished the season high, I was 100% up until this morning. After my first tries, I am more than 100%! »

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“Nothing really surprised me, the car behaved wellhe continues. I had some concerns about the responsiveness of the steering because that’s the problem Alpine had been working on for five months. »

“So it was a happy surprise that I feel good with Aston’s system and that we don’t need to change much” Fernando concludes.

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