Just days after Sebastian Vettel informed them he would not continue next season, Aston Martin have signed Fernando Alonso as his replacement.

And it was all quite unexpected.

Vettel announced on Thursday that this season would be his last in Formula 1, the German citing his desire to spend more time with his family as his reason for quitting.

It was thought that Aston Martin would need some time to find a replacement, team boss Mike Krack having said in the days leading up to Vettel’s announcement that he did not have a “Plan B” on the cards.

He later added that the time for speculating about Aston Martin’s 2023 line up would start on Monday, the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend was for focusing on Vettel and appreciating all he had achieved in Formula 1.

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