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Alonso’s first Aston Martin test “very impressive” – Krack · Biznewz

Fernando Alonso made a powerful impression on Aston Martin on his debut driving for the staff in testing final week, leaving them assured they will proceed their latest points-scoring type.

The lately retired Sebastian Vettel was a frequent scorer for the staff within the second half of 2022. His substitute Alonso joined Aston Martin for the post-season check day at Yas Marina.

“It was very impressive,” Aston Martin staff principal Mike Krack stated of Alonso’s check day. “Very impressive by the efficiency of transmitting the messages. It was straight to the point at all times.

“It was very friendly and open, transparent I think in both directions. So we are very pleased how this day went, really.”

Krack, who labored with Vettel early in his F1 profession earlier than being reunited with him at Aston Martin this season, stated there have been clear variations and similarities between him and Alonso.

“[They’re] different, yes, because they have different backgrounds,” stated Krack. “One is Latin, one is German. That makes a big difference.

“But I mean, what they have in common is the focus, the focus on improving, the focus on making progress. And also isolating what makes us progress instead of maybe just being detailed. So some similarities, but also some differences.”

Krack highlighted Alonso’s pissed off response to his retirement in final month’s Mexican Grand Prix for example of his drive to succeed. An influence unit failure ended his race when he was working seventh.

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“This is an example of dedication and motivation,” Krack stated. “If you have someone with this passion and drive to win, I think it has an impact on the team.

“We could clearly see that, how everybody was really happy to have this guy in the car last Tuesday. So I think he ignites maybe another spark from his own passion and desire to win, on to the team.”

He additionally revealed that there have already been “some very good conversations” with Alonso about his second season with Aston Martin in 2024 and past.

“This, in my opinion, can go beyond driving. Fernando joining us has been 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.”

Dan Fallows, the staff’s technical director, stated Alonso’s expertise will assist information Aston Martin’s route of improvement, even when which means stepping into a distinct route to the place they labored in direction of with Vettel.

“I think we’re very open-minded about the direction we grow in,” stated Fallows. “I’ve come from a background with Red Bull, we have people who’ve come from Mercedes and some other teams. And obviously Fernando has got very varied experience as well.

“We’re not so arrogant as to believe that we have a kind of way of doing things that we’re going to rigidly stick to. So if he can bring in the experience to us, then absolutely we’ll take it on board.”

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