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Money ‘likely' reason for Alonso switch – Szafnauer

Aug.8 It appears Aston Martin simply offered Fernando Alonso substantially more money than Alpine was willing to pay for 2023, according to Otmar Szafnauer. Szafnauer is uniquely qualified to comment on Alonso's surprise 2023 team switch, as he was Aston Martin's long-time team boss before he switched camps over the winter. It is believed Alonso, 41, was upset about Renault-owned Alpine only offering the two-time team champion a one-year contract extension for 2023 on the basis of his advancing age. 'For everyone in life, there comes a time when age affects your psychological abilities, your eyes, your brain, your muscles, your nervous system. They decline,' Szafnauer told El...
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