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Fernando Alonso confirms his stay with Alpine for 2022

Fernando Alonso confirms his stay with Alpine for 2022

Two-time Formula 1 World Champion, Fernando Alonso has reconfirmed his contract with Alpine F1 Team for the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. The Spaniard was given the option to stay with the team for a second year in his original contract and has confirmed he has chosen to do so.

Alonso returned to F1 this year after a two-year sabbatical from the sport. He left in 2018 after a frustrating and disappointing season with Mclaren. During his sabbatical, he raced in other racing categories such as Le Mans and Dakar Rally.

Alpine team boss, Laurent Rossi saying they have been impressed with the Spaniard’s “dedication, teamwork and focus” since he returned to Formula 1 this season.

Fernando himself said, “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-Chatillon. 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’re 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. I have been a big supporter of the need for a level playing field and change in the sport and the 2022 season will be a great opportunity for that. I am looking forward to the rest of this year and racing alongside Esteban in 2022 for Alpine.”

References: F1Alpine Cars