Fernando Alonso debuts with Aston Martin in Abu Dhabi

Fernando Alonso debuts with Aston Martin in Abu Dhabi

Fernando Alonso’s debut with his new team has already taken place. The Spaniard will make his debut at the wheel of the Aston Martin AMR22 at today’s tire test in Abu Dhabi.

Almost four months have passed since Fernando Alonso announced his move to Aston Martin on August 1st. And that just two days after the end of the season with Alpine, the two-time Formula 1 world champion got into a green car for the first time the British formation.

In fact, the car is missing decals to not break sponsorship deals with either Alpine or Aston Martin as Alonso’s relationship with the Anglo-French team expires on December 31st.

Beyond the technical aspect, today Fernando Alonso also begins his professional relationship with the new engineers and mechanics who will be assigned to his car

This circumstance is fulfilled in the tire test organized by Pirelli at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. It’s a day of testing that gives both teams and drivers the opportunity to find out about the tires they will be using in the 2023 Formula 1 season.

In this test, several pilots who are new teams will have the opportunity to debut with their new formations, as in the case of Fernando Alonso with Aston Martin. Each team puts two single-seaters on the track, one for the starting drivers and one for young drivers to gain experience with Formula 1 cars.

A crucial day for Fernando Alonso’s future at Aston Martin

this is that only chance Fernando Alonso has Getting into the Aston Martin car before the Formula One pre-season begins on February 23 at Bahrain’s Sakhir circuit.

Today’s test day is particularly important as said pre-season will consist entirely of three test days which the two pilots of each team have to share.

Therefore, Fernando Alonso and the rest of the drivers who change teams should use this test to benefit Adjust the seat, steering wheel and pedalsas well as his position in the cockpit. Thanks to this, they can face the pre-season test without wasting time on these types of basic operations.

In addition, today Fernando Alonso has the opportunity to learn how to operate the steering wheel controls, an element that changes in each team and that is quite complex given the number of controls and functions it appreciates.

Beyond the technical aspect, today Fernando Alonso also begins his professional relationship with the new engineers and mechanics assigned to your car. The Spaniard can thus learn about the working methods of Aston Martin, as well as the protocols and customs of the human team that will be in charge of his car.

Fernando Alonso pits after his first stint at Aston Martin. Photo: Philip Horton

The new Aston Martin AMR23 is waiting for you

All with the aim of entering the 2023 pre-season in Bahrain with full confidence and adjustment to be able to focus 100% on learning about and developing the new car he will compete with next season : the Aston Martin AMR23.

A car that is being built while the engineers at Aston Martin’s Silverstone headquarters are hard at work Aerodynamic development of it with the aim of making tenths of a second faster.

Unsurprisingly, Aston Martin’s first year with the new technical regulations has been disappointing and, along with Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll, is looking to falter 2023 a big step up into the network. More precisely, from seventh to fourth place, which Alpine achieved this year. Later, if everything goes according to plan, it’s all about aiming for victories and championships.

At the moment, Fernando Alonso already knows what it’s like to drive an Aston Martin and he will have all winter to fine-tune details and suggest improvements before the new car hits the track on February 24, 2023.

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