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Mike Krack Admits Unsure Fernando Alonso Was Always Doubtful About Staying at Aston Martin

Sabyasachi Biswas

Mike Krack Admits Unsure Fernando Alonso Was Always Doubtful About Staying at Aston Martin

The speculations surrounding Fernando Alonso’s future finally settled after the two-time world champion extended his deal with Aston Martin recently. A few days after Alonso signed a new deal, Aston Martin team principal Mike Krack has admitted that the Spaniard was always doubtful about extending his stay at Silverstone.

He [Alonso] was not sure if he was going to continue racing. That was a doubt,” informed Krack to PitDebrief, as per Junaid Samodien on X.

Krack then added that he was never concerned about Alonso potentially signing for another team. The 52-year-old stated that he trusted Alonso completely when the Spaniard said that he needed more time to decide if he wanted to stay in F1 for longer or not.

Since Alonso has performed brilliantly for Aston Martin, it was vital for the team that he extended his stay. However, since Alonso took a while before signing a new contract with the team, there were speculations that he may move to Red Bull or Mercedes.

What’s next for Fernando Alonso?

With Fernando Alonso extending his deal with Aston Martin, it shows the confidence that the Spaniard has in his team to develop a strong car in the future. The 42-year-old’s latest extension means that he will stay at Silverstone until the end of the 2026 season, a year in which F1’s introduction of new regulations could change the pecking order.

With Aston Martin set to collaborate with Honda from the 2026 season onwards, Alonso will hope that the team can produce a quick car that can help him register wins and perhaps even fight for the championship. When Alonso signed his extension, he made it clear that he will do everything in his potential to help Aston Martin fight for the title.

Now, it remains to be seen if Alonso’s hope of winning his elusive third championship comes to fruition or not.

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Sabyasachi Biswas

Sabyasachi Biswas


Sabyasachi Biswas is an F1 journalist at The SportsRush. With over one and a half decades of love for the sport and five years of experience in the field, he dreams to be a regular at the paddock when the lights go out. A Red Bull fan and F1 fan in general over the years, he enjoyed watching Felipe Massa, Sebastian Vettel, and Max Verstappen dominate the track. Apart from F1, he's also a big-time Madridista and Federer fanatic. He was a sub-junior level footballer, won inter-district quizzes and debate competitions back in school. A travel freak throughout, he tries different cuisines and learns new cultures whenever he's away from the keyboard.

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