F1 2022: The reaction at Aston Martin after the signing of Alonso: “There have never been so many…”
Maana will be filled exactly a month after the announcement of the signing of Fernando Alonso for the squire Aston Martin and the details of how was the reception of the news by employees of the British brand.
The team leader, the Luxembourger Mike Krakrevealed in Sky F1 a curious detail about how this first communication to workers, which took place just before its publication in the press. How could it be otherwise, the Aston Martin staff I received the news of the signing of the double world champion with joy.
“I don’t understand a word”
“We informed the team before making the press release, and there has never been so much noise in the design office like in those 15 minutes. Not a word is understood. All the team gets a big boost of motivation with the signature”, assured the chief of the team of Silverstone.
There has never been so much noise in the design office as during those 15 minutes. not a word is understood
Krack understands such a reaction by what the figure of Fernando Alonso implies in the Formula 1“He’s a champion. There’s a reason why [los campeones] they are. That is why they are very competitiveThey ask the right questions pushing teams to the limit“.
Precisely the German is not afraid, quite the contrary, that the arrival of Alonso can raise the level of demand of which, today, is the penultimate team on the grid. “It’s important for us to have someone like also ask uncomfortable questions. It also pushes us to go further.” This is the role I will take Alonso in el equipo britnico el ao following.
Crack tambin meal other transfer detailslike the short time that, apparently, the negotiations with the Asturian pilot. The leader of Aston Martin downplayed this detail due to the baggage that a veteran with nearly 20 years on the grid a in the world of Formula 1.
“I believe that It didn’t take so much convincing work“, explains Krack. “Fernando has a very big network in Formula 1, he knows more or less what is going on in each team, and I think that sees a lot of potential in our project“. This possibility of evolution of the British brand, heir to the structure of Force India, appears as the key factor for the decision of the Spaniardin the eyes of whoever will probably be your boss in 2023.
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