Sorry, that should be re-signed for Alpine F1, apologies for the clickbait typo headlines. The news of the day in Formula One is hardly a surprise as Apline F1 officially confirm that Fernando Alonso has agreed to sign a one-year contract extension. The 40-year-old Spaniard returned to F1 after a two-season absence. With limited testing, Alonso took several races to adapt to his new car. Alonso’s defensive driving at the Hungarian Grand Prix held at bay the much faster Mercedes driven by Lewis Hamilton. It was a masterful display and return to form. Alonso’s drive that day helped to secure the team’s and teammate Esteban Ocon’s first F1 victory.
Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi:
“We are very pleased to confirm Fernando for next season, partnering with Esteban. For us it is a perfect driver line-up, among the strongest on the grid.”
“Fernando has impressed us all since he returned to the sport at the beginning of this year. His dedication, teamwork and focus to extract the maximum from the team is incredible to be a part of and certainly special to witness.”
“Fernando has impressed us all since he returned to the sport at the beginning of this year. His dedication, teamwork and focus to extract the maximum from the team is incredible to be a part of and certainly special to witness. He is just as hungry as we are for success and is putting in every effort to translate it to performance.”
“I’m very happy to confirm the contract extension with Alpine F1 Team into 2022. I felt at home the moment I returned to this team and have been welcomed back with open arms.
“It is a pleasure to work again with some of the brightest minds in our sport at Enstone and Viry-Châtillon.”
“It’s been a tricky season for everyone, but we’ve shown progress as a team and the result in Hungary serves as a good example of this progression.”
“We are targeting more positive memories for the rest of this season, but also crucially from next year onwards with the new regulation changes coming into Formula 1.”