Alonso gets into the Aston Martin

Alonso gets into the Aston Martin

The “14 car” is no longer blue, now it’s green. Alonso began his stage with Aston Martin on Tuesday with the 2023 tire test in Abu Dhabi. The Asturian completes his first kilometers from 9:00 a.m. local time (6:00 a.m. in Spain). He left the ‘pit lane’ in an AMR22 with no advertising, only the original Silverstone team colors can be seen, wearing black overalls and a black and white helmet. The Asturian has around four hours to make initial contact with the car of his new team, he will hand it over to Lance Stroll in the afternoon so he can complete the planned program. Alonso’s first stint consisted of eight laps.

It’s a fundamental test, the only opportunity to get into the car this season, which will be very different from the next, but you can still familiarize yourself with the steering wheel, pedals, communication with the team and the specifics of your new one at home. . A different language is ‘spoken’ in every team and it’s time to unlearn Alpine’s to learn it at Aston Martin.

He is not the only one on the track, there are 24 pilots registered for the test. Each team has two cars, one for youth and one for Pirelli. There are the following: PĂ©rez/Verstappen and Lawson at Red Bull; Leclerc/Sainz and Shwartzman at Ferrari; Russell/Hamilton and Vesti at Mercedes; Gasly and Doohan at Alpine; Norris and Piastri at McLaren; Bottas and Pourchaire at Alfa Romeo; Alonso/Stroll and Drugovich in Aston Martin; Hulkenberg and Fittipaldi at Haas; Tsunoda and De Vries at Alpha Tauri and Albon and Sargeant at Williams. There are hardly any absences.

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