Alonso believes he can win world title with Aston Martin

Double Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso targets a third world title with Aston Martin

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Spanish Formula 1 driver and two-time champion Fernando Alonso has a clear objective when he joins Aston Martin: to win the world championship.

It’s fair to say that Alonso hasn’t had the luckiest of careers in Formula 1. After winning the 2005 and 2006 titles, the Spaniard has developed a tendency to find himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, especially with regard to his team selection.

However, his nadir came during his second ill-fated stint with McLaren where two fastest laps were all he could show for his efforts over four seasons.

After leaving the sport in 2019, Alonso returned to F1 with the newly branded Alpine setup. However, after two more years in F1’s midfield, the Spanish driver has opted to join Aston Martin where he hopes he can finally win that elusive third world title.

I don’t think anyone at Aston Martin is looking too much at the results,” Alonso told SoyMotors.

“It’s good to see the improvements, but I think this team is not there to finish fourth, fifth or sixth in the World Cup, it is there to win it and that is what we will try in 2023 and 2024.”

Alonso believes his fortunes will change in 2023

Alonso’s 2022 season has been particularly torrid with the Alpine driver encountering a series of technical glitches and mishaps throughout the year.

The former world champion believes the misfortunes he has had in 2022 will lead to a more prosperous 2023 season with his luck set to finally turn around.

Alpine’s Fernando Alonso during 2021 Italian Grand Prix qualifying | REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

“I think that after 2022, we will have great fortune next year in everything,” Alonso continued.

“This season has been incredible, there was a lot of talk after Mexico, with five retirements due to engine problems and another four in which I ended up without a battery.

“Out of 20 races,¬†we have had setbacks in nine or something like that, almost in half of them.”

Alonso’s Aston Martin career will start immediately after the final race of the 2022 Formula 1 season on the following Tuesday when the teams undertake their post-season tests.

Rahul Sharan
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