FERNANDO ALONSO has been linked with taking Sebastian Vettel’s seat at Aston Martin.
Fernando Alonso may go away Alpine (Picture: GETTY)
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Christian Horner has no plans to attempt to steal Fernando Alonso from Alpine to group the Spaniard up with Max Verstappen from subsequent season. Purple Bull could have a call to make this 12 months on Sergio Perez’s future with the group.
The Mexican is within the remaining 12 months of his contract at Purple Bull and the group shall be hoping he can play his half within the Constructors’ Championship. After Purple Bull’s double retirement within the season-opening race in Bahrain, Perez has been in step with back-to-back second-placed finishes at Melbourne and Imola.
He additionally out-qualified Verstappen on the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, however a Security Automotive interval successfully ruined his race. To this point, it seems as if Purple Bull are pleased with Perez and Horner even admitted the 32-year-old could be handed a brand new contract as issues stand.
“Everyone’s pleased with him on the group,” The Purple Bull group boss stated. “If we needed to decide immediately, in fact, we’d need to lengthen. So long as he retains doing what he is doing, it will likely be a no brainer.”
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Fernando Alonso won’t be becoming a member of Purple Bull (Picture: GETTY)
Nonetheless, there might be quite a lot of top-quality drivers out there on the finish of the season with hypothesis this week that Alonso may go away Alpine. However Horner insists Alonso isn’t a driver Purple Bull shall be contemplating to come back in as Verstappen’s team-mate.
“That is information to me,” Horner stated. “He would not match a part of our plans. We’re very pleased with our present drivers. “I converse to Flavio, he’s a pal, I converse with him each once in a while however we’re very a lot focussed on our drivers at this second in time.
“Checo has been doing an excellent job this 12 months.”
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Hypothesis over Alonso’s future has largely been linked with Aston Martin this week. There isn’t any affirmation but whether or not Aston Martin will persist with Sebastian Vettel for subsequent season on account of their struggles this season.
The four-time world champion has additionally flirted with retirement with Paul di Resta undecided Vettel has the identical want to proceed within the sport.
“He simply appears to be like disinterested, I don’t know that’s the impression I get. I’ve recognized Seb for a very long time,” Di Resta stated final month. “We have been team-mates in 2006 and that’s not the physique language while you get the perfect out of him.”