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Szafnauer admits age of Alonso was a factor in contract talks

Alpine says uncertainty about Fernando Alonso 's performance combined with his age was the reason the French team could not offer him a multi-year contract. Article continues under ad The Enstone-based team was on the verge of signing a new deal with the two-time world champion before the Spaniard made an unexpected decision earlier this week and announced his move to Aston Martin. One of the key factors in Alonso's decision to switch teams was that Aston Martin were prepared to offer him a much longer term commitment. This contract would reportedly be for no less than three years, including options. Read more Alonso makes remarkable move: 'I don't know why he is moving' Flexibility...
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