Aston Martin F1 team issued a statement saying on Monday that Fernando Alonso will sign a multi-year contract with them in 2023.

“I still have the hunger and ambition to fight to be at the front, and I want to be part of an organisation that is committed to learn, develop and succeed,” said Alonso in the statement.

“The passion and desire to perform that I have witnessed convince me to maintain my enjoyment and commitment to the sport. I intend to win again in this sport, and therefore I have to take the opportunities that feel right to me,” he stated.

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He is currently driving for Alpine in Formula One. With Renault, he won the World Drivers’ Championship for the series in 2005 and 2006.

He has also raced for Ferrari, McLaren and Minardi. Alonso won the FIA World Endurance Championship from 2018 to 2019 as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice with Toyota, in 2018 and 2019. Additionally, he triumphed at the 2019 24 Hours of Daytona with Wayne Taylor Racing.

Alonso, who was raised in a working-class family in Oviedo, Asturias, started karting at the age of three and went on to win local, international, and world championships.

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At the age of 17, he advanced to car racing and won the Nissan Euro Open in 1999. In 2000, he finished fourth in the International Formula 3000 Championship. Before joining Renault as a test driver for 2002, he made his Formula One debut with Minardi in 2001.

Alonso had 32 Grands Prix victories, 22 pole positions, and 1,899 points from 311 starts at the time of his hiatus. Currently, he is the only Formula One driver from Spain to have claimed the World Championship.

Alonso, the rally driver Jess Puras, and the motorcycle rider Ruben Xaus won the Race of Champions Nations Cup in 2001 for Team Spain. He also entered the Indianapolis 500 three times in 2017, 2019, and 2020.

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He has received the Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sports Merit, the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports, the Premios Nacionales del Deporte Sportsman of the Year Award, and two inductions into the FIA Hall of Fame. Alonso oversees a junior racing team, an esports organisation, and UNICEF.