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‘We would be crazy not to do it': Alpine boss on Fernando Alonso

Alpine team principal Otmar Szafnauer has conceded that Fernando Alonso’s signing for Aston Martin is the first time he has had to deal with such a bizarre turn of events in his career. Alonso came into the current season out of contract at the end of the year and, despite turning 41 in July, he continues to be one of the fastest drivers on the grid currently. The double world champion has out-qualified team-mate Esteban Ocon seven times in the opening 13 rounds of the year, beating the Frenchman six times in race trim. He has not lost any of the speed that took him to the title in 2005 and 2006 with the Enstone side, and he might even have ended up on pole and the rostrum has it not...
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