Formula 1

Alonso Could Take Non Driving Role at Aston Martin after Racing Career Ends – Krack

1 Mins read
Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Mike Krack says the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula 1 Team are open to Fernando Alonso staying on at the team beyond his time behind the steering wheel in a non-driving role.

The Spaniard will join Aston Martin for the 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season in place of the retiring Sebastian Vettel, with Alonso agreeing a multiple year deal with the Silverstone-based outfit having been offered only a single year deal with the BWT Alpine F1 Team.

This means Alonso will race with Aston Martin until at least the end of the 2024 season, and he will be forty-three-years-old by the time of the final race of the 2024 campaign. 

He is already the most experienced Formula 1 driver in history having overtaken the record of Kimi Räikkönen towards the end of his 2022 campaign, and he is twice a World Champion in the sport, having won back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006 whilst racing for the Renault F1 Team.

Krack, the Team Principal at Aston Martin, says the early conversations with his new driver have been promising, and even beyond his driving days in Formula 1, Alonso could take up non-driving roles with the team in the future.

“Yeah, we have had some very good conversations already with him,” Krack is quoted as saying by  “This, in my opinion, can go beyond driving.

“Fernando is joining us as being a core part of the team, and we have to see how this is going to develop.  But I think he can have a big role to play in the future of the team.”

His first time behind the wheel of an Aston Martin Formula 1 car took place in the post-season test with the team in Abu Dhabi last month, with Alonso’s first race with his new team set to take place next March with the Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit

13769 posts

About author
Long time motorsport fanatic, covering Formula 1 and the occassional other series. Feel free to give him a follow on Twitter at @Paul11MSport.
Related posts
Formula 1

3 Talking Points from the 2024 British Grand Prix

4 Mins read
The 2024 British Grand Prix saw Lewis Hamilton return to the top step for the first time since 2021, but what other talking points came from the weekend? We discuss Mercedes’ resurgence, Lando Norris’ missed opportunity, and Sergio Perez’s growing pressure.
Formula 1

"Not Making the Right Decisions": Norris Rues Strategy Errors That Cost Him British GP Victory

2 Mins read
Lando Norris admits to strategic errors costing him a potential win at his home race. McLaren driver blames himself and the team for not making the “right decisions” after finishing third at the 2024 British Grand Prix. Despite leading during the wet conditions, Norris fell back after questionable tyre choices.
Formula 1

"Really Disappointing": Russell Reflects on Crushing Silverstone DNF

1 Mins read
George Russell reflects on his DNF at Silverstone as he misses the chance to take advantage of pole position at his home Grand Prix, and missing out on a chance at the podium or even the race victory.