“El Plan” Renamed as Fernando Alonso Moves the Goal Post With Aston Martin: “They Want to See Me Get..”

Published 02/23/2023, 5:30 AM EST

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With the Aston Martin, veteran Fernando Alonso will embark on a new voyage. After a remarkable career spanning 19 years, the British team will be his fifth side overall. Furthermore, the 41-year-old hinted at a new “Mission” when he joined his new squad. The mission to which we are alluding is Mission 33. It’s an enigmatic number that has taken off like wildfire and piqued the imagination of F1 fans everywhere.

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Alonso, who will represent the Silverstone-based squad, has switched over to Mission 33 and altered his El Plan. So what mission is the two-time champion referring to? Actually, Alonso now has 32 victories under his belt, so winning the first race with the British team will increase the total to 33 and that is what the Mission is. After he achieves that feat, he will be achieving the goal he has had since his days in the Alpine, where he came up with the codename ‘El Plan.’

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Although the supporters may think the concept is fantastic, it will be a very difficult assignment, given that the team is still in its formative years. Alonso hinted about this new puzzle piece on his social media handle. As per NextGen Auto, he wrote,33 wins? It’s certainly a topic now. It was ‘El Plan’, now it’s time for ‘Mission 33’! Social media and fans are always very motivated to challenge me and obviously they want to see me get a 33rd win.”

“Of course, it would be amazing, but I’m not really too focused on that. It’s part of the magic of motorsport or sport in general, to see that fans support you and dream of things that are, at the moment, not easy to achieve. We will do everything we can, I am very motivated and I am very happy with the things I see in the team.”

Nando has been one of the toughest competitors. To show you how vicious he was, the 41-year-old Spaniard was the only one to defeat Michael Schumacher during his prime. And owing to his merciless driving skills, many teams offered him a seat. However, having competed for four teams, the former Alpine driver has noted some differences and now wants to point out what makes Aston Martin a little unique for him.

Fernando Alonso ranks Aston Martin’s environment as the best among previous teams

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All of us are aware of Lawrence Stroll’s fierce dedication to getting Aston Martin ready to take on the finest teams within the next five years. Despite the fact that the squad is still in the early stages of growth, Alonso has acknowledged all the efforts and the unique environment in the Silverstone-based squad. The double championship indicates that Aston Martin has a comparatively more humble culture than previous teams in which he has competed.

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As per Racingnews365, the Spaniard said, “Everyone here is humble. Everyone is hungry for success. They have self-confidence and they know that they can achieve that, but they never did yet. This is very different compared to any other team that I joined in the last few occasions, where maybe they had success in the past and they were just in a comfortable position. They were just fourth and they were happy with fourth. They were fifth and they were happy with fifth. If they were seventh it was a celebration.”

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Despite the fact that his “El Plan” wasn’t effective in Alpine, do you think Aston Martin can give Alonso a car to assist him to complete his new Mission 33?

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Aditya Srivastava is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. Although he has completed his undergrad in History, due to his passion for the field, he couldn't hold himself back from entering the world of Sports Journalism. Being a huge fan of Formula 1, Aditya has taken up multiple internships and freelancing gigs where he got to pen down his thoughts about the most prestigious form of motor racing in the world.
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