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Alpine was at a loss for words: 'He wanted guarantees'.

Fernando Alonso appeared to be on his last team in Formula 1, but on Monday the Spaniard announced that he would be leaving Alpine in 2023 for an adventure at Aston Martin. Otmar Szafnauer understands why Alonso made this decision, although he hoped that the driver would have stayed loyal to his stable. Article continues under ad During talks with Alonso, the Alpine team boss noticed that the driver was looking for security for the coming years. The team could not quite satisfy his wishes with that, as Alpine was actually intending to take it one year at a time. "A long-term commitment from the team was very important to Alonso. A two-year contract," Szafnauer...
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