Ex-world champion as successor?: Wild Vettel rumor sweeps through Formula 1

Ex-world champion as successor?
Wild Vettel rumor sweeps through Formula 1

Sebastian Vettel’s future with the Aston-Martin racing team after this season is unclear. The quadruple world champion’s contract expires. The open scenario around the Heppenheimer has fueled wild rumours. One revolves around Formula 1 veteran Fernando Alonso.

Ahead of the first edition of the Miami Grand Prix this weekend, a spectacular rumor is sweeping the Formula 1 paddock. Perhaps none other than ex-world champion Fernando Alonso will be in the cockpit of Aston Martin from next year and would inherit Sebastian Vettel. At least that’s the scenario presented by the f1-insider.com portal, citing “speculation from the paddock”.

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While the sporting future of four-time Formula 1 champion Vettel is still totally uncertain after the current season, veteran Fernando Alonso had recently indicated that he was not yet thinking of a definitive end to his career. “I’ll be driving for a few more years. Two or three more years,” said the Spaniard, who has been a regular driver in motorsport’s premier class since last year and competed in 334 races for the last time. Formula 1 so far.

Three years ago, Alonso would have been the dream driver of Lawrence Stroll, owner of the Aston Martin group and owner of the racing team. If Sebastian Vettel’s expiring contract with the British team is not extended or if the Heppenheimer ends his career on his own, the way would be clear for the spectacular signing of Fernando Alonso, who picked up two points in the alpine world championship this year. season.

Even at an advanced age as a racing driver, Alonso is still regarded as one of Formula 1’s finest drivers at nearly 41 and has repeatedly put in strong performances in the lower Alpine over the past year and a half. However, staying with the French racing team beyond 2022 is far from guaranteed, not least because the working document expires at the end of the year. In addition, young test driver Oscar Piastri is considered a future regular driver at Alpine and could inherit the 2005 and 2006 world championship title.

“If with Alpine, so much the better. If with another team, so much the better. I will find out, I will probably start discussions this summer,” Alonso was recently asked about his possible stay with the French.

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