Alonso will make his Aston Martin F1 debut on the Abu Dhabi take a look at!
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The take a look at, which can happen on the Tuesday following the final race of the season (Abu Dhabi GP), will characteristic two automobiles per crew. The official drivers will roll with the tires 2023 Final Pirelli in a single single-seater, and the kids and rookies will drive the opposite.
Usually, after the Abu Dhabi race, the drivers who change groups for the next yr begin with their new groups, offered they’ve been in a position to negotiate permission with their present groups. And sometimes, a part of the deal is for them to look in impartial jumpsuits, with no branding or sponsors, since they’re below contract by way of December 31.
The director of AlphaTauri, Franz Tostrevealed this Friday in Mexico that Nyck de Vries will probably be along with his new crew, whereas Pierre Gasly is anticipated to do the identical with Alpine after the settlement to depart the venture Purple Bull going through 2023.
Nonetheless, Alpine has but to launch Oscar Piastri to make his McLaren debut. The supervisor of the Enstone crew, Otmar Szafnauermentioned on the Mexican GP: “I feel our authorized groups are discussing that challenge now. And I do not know. There will probably be extra information subsequent week, so ask me in Brazil.”
Motorsport.es has discovered that Fernando Alonso needed to get hold of permission himself for his launch from Alpine, with out the direct involvement of Aston Martin, and that he has managed to take action.
Requested by Motorsport.com if he had the mandatory playing cards in hand to assist him get that let, Alonso smiled and mentioned: “I all the time personal my very own future!”
It’s anticipated that Fernando Alonso do a half day tire take a look at in Abu Dhabiand let his future teammate, Lance Stroll, do the opposite half.
The Spaniard will be capable to do extra kilometers with the AMR22 within the Pirelli tire take a look at in Februaryearlier than the launch of the brand new automobile and the solely official pre-season checks in Bahrainper week earlier than the primary race of the course.
Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR22
Within the meantime, Philip Drogavich will drive final yr’s Aston Martin AMR21 on all the circuit of silver stone on Tuesday, the identical automobile Zak O’Sullivan just lately loved in his Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Younger Driver of the Yr award.
In addition to being the primary massive step in Felipe Drugovich’s improvement program with the crew, it will likely be an necessary day for the Brazilian, as he should full 300kms to get permission to take part within the Abu Dhabi GP FP1.
If he does not make it for no matter motive, the crew should discover one other driver to do this FP1, with Nyck De Vries being the apparent candidate. Nonetheless, Drugovich may nonetheless do the younger drivers take a look at after the Abu Dhabi GP.
The Aston Martin ambassador, Jess Hawkinshe will even do some laps with the AMR21 this Tuesday, after Drugovich has accomplished his take a look at.
In different rookie pilot information, it’s anticipated that Liam Lawson change Max Verstappen in Purple Bull in FP1 in Abu Dhabi. The New Zealander has already carried out two periods for AlphaTauri.
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