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Szafnauer admits Alonso's age a factor in contract talks

Alpine boss, Otmar Szafnauer has admitted that Fernando Alonso's age was a factor when agreeing a new contract with the Spaniard, who subsequently signed to Aston Martin. As the Oscar Piastri saga continues - we haven't got round to Piastri-gate, Alpine-gate or Webber-gate yet, but give it time - attention has turned to the man who appeared to kick-start the whole sorry mess. On Monday, just days after claiming that remaining with Alpine was his 'priority', Alonso announced his shock signing with Aston Martin. Shock, because it came as much of a surprise to Alpine as it did the rest of us. Originally on a one-plus-one contract with the French team, it was presumed that, Piastri aside,...
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