Newey leaving for Aston Martin? Alonso denies rumor

Fernando Alonso has mocked rumors sending Adrian Newey to Aston Martin after an alleged secret visit by the British engineer to the Silverstone factories.

Published on 20/06/2024 à 17:10

Dorian Grangier

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Newey leaving for Aston Martin? Alonso denies rumor

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Behind the transfer window for drivers for the 2025 season lies another market: that of engineers. And right now, one man has the keys in the paddock: Adrian Newey. The iconic British engineer to leave Red Bull at the end of the 2024 campaign and at 65, he is now looking for a new challenge in a new team.

Stables which, in turn, make eyes at Adrian Newey to lure him into their nets. Ferrari, Williams, McLaren, Aston Martin : all want to recruit the man with multiple world championship titles and single-seaters that have become legendary. According to the latest news, it seems that it is the last mentioned team which holds the rope.

Lawrence Stroll, ready to go to great lengths to secure the services of the English aerodynamicist, would have recently granted a surprise and private visit to the Silverstone factories to Adrian Newey, reported British media The Telegraph Wednesday.

Information which has not been confirmed by Aston Martin, but which further fuels rumors of a possible departure of Adrian Newey at Silverstone. Obviously, the question was asked to Fernando Alonso during the press conference, ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix. And as is often the case, the Spaniard uses irony to respond to rumors…

“I read the rumors, I read the news... But is this coming from the same source and the same website that a week ago said he was at Ferrari and [that there would be] a announcement at 12 hours before the Canada race? », retorted the double world champion, as if to silence the noise in the corridors in the paddock.

Alonso hopes for rain in Barcelona

Quickly ignoring the question about these rumors, Fernando Alonso then gave his feelings before his home Grand Prix this weekend. Like most drivers who do not start as favorites, the native of Oviedo hopes that the rain will disrupt the race on Sunday.

“Every race has been a surprise [this season], sometimes good, sometimes bad. Canada was one of the best weekends for us, a bit unexpected after two bad weekends in Imola and Monaco, he emphasizes two weeks after his 6th place in Montreal. So I think we have to wait and see the free practice. Let's put it like it is: I think we prefer a wet Sunday at the moment because we are not completely sure of our performance in the dry. »

Back in the points zone in Canada after two scoreless scores, Fernando Alonso hopes to rekindle momentum on home soil, on a circuit where the true level of the single-seaters will be revealed.

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Dorian Grangier

A young journalist nostalgic for the motorsport of yesteryear. Raised on the exploits of Sébastien Loeb and Fernando Alonso.

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