Ferrari’s unexpected signing of the British driver opens the door for sudden moves in Formula 1
In recent days, a historic statement has been released in Formula 1: “Ferrari is pleased to announce that Lewis Hamilton will join the team in 2025 on a multi-year contract.” Ferrari confirms that Lewis Hamilton will take the helm from 2025 Sainz will take over. News that somehow makes Toto Wolff think about Fernando Alonso.
The news that shook Formula 1 with Hamilton left some damage on the other teams and some drivers. The first to feel this is Sainz, whose seat is being removed from Hamilton. With Leclerc as number two for the seven-time English world champion, the Spaniard would have no choice but to leave Ferrari and Here Fernando Alonso appears for Toto Wolff.
The journalist José María Rubio was clear when speaking about the future of the Asturian pilot
“Through the head of Toto Wolff to launch a counterattack by signing Fernando Alonso and giving the Asturian the best car imaginable to destroy its 2007 rival. Alonso would sign with a smile on his face, the same smile he would do with Red Bull. The change in regulations could cause some surprises,” said journalist José María Rubio.
Toto Wolff, director of Mercedes, has to scour the grid looking for the right driver. One that is capable of fighting for podium places and victories is the goal of the German team. During this search process, Wolff finds himself in two possible scenarios. Go for a promising young man like Albon or rely on seniority. How can Fernando Alonso be?.
The plans that Toto Wolff currently has when Fernando Alonso’s contract ends
The Spaniard’s contract ends at the end of 2024 and he has not yet renewed his relationship with Aston Martin. Another positive aspect of Alonso’s candidacy is that he has an excellent relationship with Russell. “I look forward to making the right decisions together with my colleagues. “Who will be sitting in this cockpit next year,” says the Mercedes boss.
“48 hours ago I wouldn’t have thought Lewis would tell me he was driving a Ferrari next year. That’s why I wouldn’t rule anything out in Formula 1. Drivers decide whether to drive for a team or not. That’s why I wouldn’t rule it out at any time.“. explained Toto Wolff when asked about Alonso and Verstappen.