‘When Fernando arrived’: Engineer shares the first thing Alonso said to mechanics when he joined Aston Martin

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When two-time champion Fernando Alonso joined Aston Martin ahead of the 2023 season, a few eyebrows were raised. The Silverstone-based team only re-entered the sport in 2021, but have had a former champion within their ranks every year they’ve competed in F1. Race engineer Chris Cronin has now shared what it was like when Alonso first joined the team. The merry-go-round of drivers in F1 going into this season was particularly interesting. Sebastian Vettel’s retirement set off a chain reaction of movement with Alonso deciding it was the right time to leave Alpine. They attempted to promote Osca…

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