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Fernando Alonso explains why he committed future to Aston Martin

In a move that solidifies his commitment to Aston Martin, Fernando Alonso has shed light on why he chose to sign a multi-year deal with the team.

Despite being linked with other high-profile teams, including Mercedes and Red Bull, the two-time world champion has opted to stay loyal to Aston Martin for the 2025 and 2026 Formula 1 seasons.

Alonso's decision came after engaging in discussions with several Formula 1 teams, although he emphasized that talks with Aston Martin felt the most genuine. 

In an interview with the media, Alonso described the discussions with other teams as "light" and stressed that his heart was set on Aston Martin from the beginning.

"I did speak with other people as well, yes. I think it's normal when you enter negotiations, you need to balance a little bit [and ask] 'what is the market?'" Alonso explained. 

"In my head, Aston was the logical thing for me to do. In the end, I felt the most wanted in Aston Martin."

While Alonso did not disclose the specific teams he spoke with, he highlighted the importance of exploring all options before making a decision. "It's a normal conversation to have," he said. "But it's a day for Aston Martin and a day for good news for Aston Martin."

Alonso's commitment to Aston Martin comes at a time when the Formula 1 grid is undergoing significant changes, with Lewis Hamilton's move to Ferrari shaking up the driver market. 

Despite being 43 years old, Alonso remains a formidable force on the grid, showcasing his enduring skill and reliability.

As the Formula 1 season progresses, all eyes are now on the upcoming Chinese Grand Prix, which marks the fifth race of the 2024 season. 

Set to take place at the Shanghai International Circuit over the weekend of April 19-21, the event will introduce the first of six Sprint weekends of the year. With just 60 minutes of practice before the Sprint qualifying session on Friday afternoon, drivers will face a challenging task as they navigate the 5.451-kilometre circuit.

Alonso's decision to stay with Aston Martin adds another layer of anticipation to an already thrilling season.

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