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Aston Martin confirm Stroll to remain as Alonso’s team mate after contract extension

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BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 22: Lance Stroll of Canada and Aston Martin F1 Team looks on in the Paddock

Aston Martin have announced that Lance Stroll will continue to race for the team “into the new era of F1 regulations” in 2026, ending speculation over his Formula 1 future.

It is the latest development in a fluid and fast-moving driver market, with Alpine confirming earlier on Thursday morning that Pierre Gasly has signed a new multi-year deal.

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Stroll’s renewal with the Silverstone outfit comes after he hinted ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix that news of his plans would be following “soon”.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 23: Lance Stroll of Canada driving the (18) Aston Martin AMR24 Mercedes on

Stroll described himself as “super happy” to be extending his stay at Aston Martin

Stroll made his F1 debut with Williams back in 2017, spending two seasons at Grove before switching to Racing Point, which became Aston Martin for 2021 following the team’s purchase by a consortium led by his father, Lawrence Stroll.

It means Aston Martin will keep the same driver line-up into a third campaign, with Stroll maintaining his spot alongside two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, who recently signed his own contract renewal.

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Giving his take on the news, Stroll commented: “I’m super happy to have committed to staying with the team for 2025 and beyond. It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come in the last five years; we’ve grown so much as a team and there’s still so much more to look forward to.”

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - JUNE 07: Lance Stroll of Canada and Aston Martin F1 Team and Fernando Alonso of

Stroll and Alonso are in their second season as F1 team mates

Mike Krack, Team Principal at Aston Martin, added that the squad are “delighted” to be continuing their relationship with Stroll for the years to come.

“He has played a key role in building this team and his technical feedback, alongside his committed simulator work, has helped contribute to the continuous development of the car each season,” he said.

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“The consistency and stability of both Lance and Fernando remaining with our team is a great platform to continue to realise our ambitions. We look forward to creating some incredible memories and achieving further success together.”

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