Photo: Aston Martin Cognizant Team
Following 97 laps in the AMR22, Fernando Alonso has expressed his delight in the teams car especially after the finish they had to the season.
“I cannot be overconfident for sure, as everything is going to change next year,” said Alonso. “But the feeling I had in the garage with the guys, the potential of the team, the talent that I see in the engineering room here, is outstanding, so I’m really, really, really happy right now."
“When I signed for Aston I was 90 per cent happy, when they started improving and finished the season on a high I was 100 [per cent], this morning I was 100 [per cent], now I’m 100 plus.”
At the time of his Shock move announcement, Aston Martin were currently in 9th place in the Constructors Championship. After seeing the season out they then climbed their way upto 7th place, albeit 118 points behind Alpine.
Opening up further on the AMR22 he knows that the car will hopefully only get better : “I was happily surprised on everything, but this year’s car is not near what we will run next year, so it is not anything to get confident or anything like that, it’s not that it is going to be a continuation of this car".
He was running a plain Livery on the AMR22 as he is "Out on Loan" from Alpine as his contract has not officially come to an end. Lance Stroll then took over from the 2 time world champ for his run in testing.