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Alpine: Alonso's age a deterrent to a multi-year F1 contract

Alpine says Fernando Alonso's age and the fear of waning performance justified the team's 'one plus one' contract offered to the Spaniard. Ahead of last weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix, it appeared highly probable that Alpine and Alonso were set to extend their collaboration into the 2023 season. But the announcement of Sebastian Vettel's retirement from F1 offered Alonso an unexpected Aston Martin alternative and threw a wrench into the Alpine works. At 41, Alonso is showing no signs of either his skills of his motivation abating. Indeed, the Spaniard publicly recently stated that he could see himself racing on in F1 for many more years. But Alpine opted for a pragmatic approach to its...
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