The traits that fuelled Alonso's unexpected Aston Martin F1 move
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The traits that fuelled Alonso's unexpected Aston Martin F1 move

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Fernando Alonso’s bombshell switch to Aston Martin sent shockwaves through Formula 1, not least at Alpine that finds itself tangled in a contract standoff with Oscar Piastri. Not shy of a bold career move and with a CV punctuated by them, there were numerous hints that trouble was brewing.

A few races ago, Fernando Alonso remarked that doing the ‘unexpected’ was the one thing that he loved the most in Formula 1. In the wake of the buzz surrounding his front-row start in Canada and an uplift in his performance on track, he said he was revelling in his comeback.

“I think last year, I was performing at a decent level,” he smiled as we spoke at the Austrian GP about the verdict on his current form. “[It was] okay, but not at my 100% I will say. This year, I feel at my 100%. I feel that I can put in some performances that maybe are not expected and that kind of thing has been always my strength all over my career.”

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