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Mercedes Technical Director Compliments Fernando Alonso As He Scrutinize Team Issues

Mercedes are looking for a perfect replacement for Lewis Hamilton. After a long and epic collaboration, Hamilton decided to part ways, looking for a new challenge. The great Briton will race for Ferrari from next year. Anyhow, the announcement made shockwaves through the F1 universe. Mostly, the Hamilton fans hoped to see him end his career with the Silver Arrows. But for the last two years, the German team barely managed to win a single race. On the other hand, the seven-time champion remained winless since 2022. For a racer with over 100 GP wins, it was a big slump phase. But the thing is that Hamilton will turn 40 next year.

Hence, it was high time to make a tough call, and he did just that. The 2024 season will still see Hamilton in Mercedes. But 2025 will see Hamilton wearing the iconic “Red Uniform.” That’s great for the most successful racer in F1. But now, Mercedes must find a suitable replacement. That would be a really tough call. Fernando Alonso is available for 2025’s driver market. But the German team can also sign the young prodigy, Andrea Kimi Antonelli. Lately, James Allison, the technical director of the Silver Arrows, complimented the Aston Martin driver. That really excited the fans on social media.

   

Most Fans Say Mercedes Should Sign Fernando Alonso In 2025

James Allison Mercedes
James Allison Mercedes Source: PlanetF1

The oldest driver on the grid had solid pre-season testing in Bahrain. He really impressed the Mercedes technical director. Recently, in an interview with Formu1a.uno, James Allison tentatively mentioned Red Bull is still in the front. But Allison also praised Fernando Alonso for his performances in the pre-season testing. Moreover, the technical director mentioned that behind Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari seem to do “Okay.” But Allison pointed out Alonso, saying, he had a pretty fair run on the final day. Finally, James Allison mentioned that it would be his guess of the “Three chasers.”

Moreover, the Mercedes technical director mentioned that it looked as if they were better in the long run. But Ferrari was better on the single laps. Anyway, the fans caught up on what Allison had to say about the oldest driver on the grid. Some fans later commented that Allison is quite aware of the fact that the Spaniard can outperform his machinery since he was part of Ferrari in 2014. Then, there were those who just said, “Alonso to Mercedes: Confirmed.” 

The Spaniard Claims He Is Open For Negotiations 

Fernando Alonso Aston Martin
Fernando Alonso Aston Martin Source: Sky Sports

Recently, in an interview with Autosport, Fernando Alonso mentioned he is in “A good position to negotiate.” However, he wants to focus on the first two races of the 2024 season with Aston Martin right now. He does not want to think too much at the moment. Hence, right now, his focus is on the new season. He wants to see himself doing well in the upcoming season. Moreover, Alonso knows the challenge that lies ahead with the longest season ever in the sport (24 races).

Adding to that, Alonso mentioned things he would like to change in his travel schedule. Moreover, the Spaniard hopes to arrive at the end of the current year with high energy. For that, he wishes things to be really efficient in the new season. Lastly, he told Autosport was that he has a couple of things that he is focusing on right now. But “What will he do next year?” is not one of them. 

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