Fernando Alonso headlines the movers and shakers on the 2023 F1 grid, with the two-time world champion swapping Alpine for Aston Martin as he continues his quest for that elusive third title.

    And, after a run for his new team at the 2022 post-season test in Abu Dhabi, this week marked Alonso’s first visit to Aston Martin’s factory near Silverstone – one that will soon be replaced by all-new HQ.

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    Alonso’s pre-season checklist included getting to know members of the team, touring the facilities, carrying out a seat fit and completing some (virtual) miles in the simulator.

    “I saw a lot of energy from everyone!” Alonso commented, having also reunited with Martin Whitmarsh (Group CEO of Aston Martin Performance Technologies) and team ambassador Pedro de la Rosa – all three previously of McLaren.

    Check out the video below to join Alonso for his 2023 preparations.