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Fernando Alonso’s Mission May Turn Realistic as Aston Martin F1 Ready to Unleash “Hell” on Red Bull & Others

Published 03/25/2023, 6:00 AM EDT

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After shocking the world of Formula 1 with their performance in the current campaign, there is renewed hope in the Aston Martin camp. Especially for Fernando Alonso, who is hell-bent on winning another championship. After the first two races yielding two podiums, the Aston Martin team in the background is pumped as well.

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Fernando Alonso, at 41 years, has been reborn, all thanks to the AMR23. The Spaniard recently achieved a milestone podium, and this seems to be only the beginning. There hasn’t been a mention of El Plan so far. However, by the look of things, it will become a discussion sooner rather than later. It won’t be just fans, Aston Martin personnel are also doing everything in their power to make El Plan a reality and help Alonso actualize his dream. However, the first step for the team is to take the fight to Red Bull, among others.


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As quoted by Motorsport-total, performance manager Tom McCullough revealed the team’s motivation. He said, “Our goal is to develop this car like hell.” Additionally, Aston Martin also wants to get “as close as possible” to Red Bull. Although being realistic, McCullough knows “They have a decent lead.” (Translated by Google)

Team boss Mike Krack is on the cautious side of things. He knows developing a car to the extent of Ferrari, Red Bull, and Mercedes will not be easy. “We are fighting here with people who have a different firepower than we do in terms of people and infrastructure.”

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The team is pumped to work hard and achieve new heights in the current season. One scenario has already been achieved, for which Alonso is buying the team beers in Australia. However, closing the gap will not be an easy task, especially with Red Bull not planning on getting complacent.

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Alonso is being considered a serious threat now by the rest of the grid. Red Bull boss, Christian Horner is also aware of that and is foreseeing aggressive competition from the opponents.

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Speaking to Sky Sports, Horner said, “I have no doubt that our opponents will come back quickly and aggressively. We’re hearing about big upgrades from Mercedes and I’m sure Ferrari isn’t happy with their current position either, so we expect things to level out quickly once we’re back in Europe.”

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With Aston Martin on the prowl, Red Bull is staying vigilant and readying itself for the competition. However, we are sure, Aston Martin will fight till the last race to get a win, at least in the current campaign.



Mahim Suhalka

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Mahim Suhalka is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. This Sports Management post-graduate is an ardent supporter of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and their lead driver, Lewis Hamilton. The fact that Lewis dominated one of the most expensive sports in the world for all these years, despite his humble beginnings, has been a huge inspiration for Mahim and has made him a tenured fan of the competitive sport itself.

Edited By: Varunkumaar Chelladurai