Fernando Alonso has hailed Aston Martin’s “absolute commitment to winning” as a major factor in his move to Aston Martin.

The two-time former World Champion was named as Sebastian Vettel’s successor at Aston Martin just four days after the German announced his retirement.

Considering Vettel’s exit at the end of the season was reported to have come as a surprise to the team, who had said only days earlier they had no “plan B”, they have moved impressively quickly to sign up Alonso on a multi-year contract.

The Spaniard had been in contract renewal talks with Alpine, whom he joined on his return to Formula 1 in 2021, but Alonso said he had been attracted by the ambitious project at Aston Martin.

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