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Alonso held talks with other teams but retirement 'never an option'

©AstonMartin Michael Delaney 16/04/2024 at 09:3416/04/2024 at 09:31 Fernando Alonso admits that he held talks with other teams before extending his allegiance to Aston Martin, but insists he never considered retiring from Formula 1. Last week, the 42-year-old Grand Prix driver signed a new contract with Aston Martin F1 that will keep him on the grid until at least 2026, although he is expected to endorse an ambassadorial role with the brand after he leaves the sport. Ahead of renewing his vows with Team Silverstone, Alonso was rumored to have been a candidate to succeed Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes. But it was also believed that the Spaniard was a possible option for Red Bull for 2026, as...
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