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Fernando Alonso to Red Bull? What do we know about the latest F1 rumor?

Could Fernando Alonso be set to ditch Aston Martin after just one season for Red Bull in a mouth-watering partnership with three-time world champion Max Verstappen?

The British racing team began the 2023 F1 season phenomenally by recording six podiums in eight races but they've now since fallen so far off the pace that they were running almost dead last at stages of the Mexico City Grand Prix.

It has prompted a rumor that he could be set to switch colours to the dark blue of Red Bull Racing, whom have won 18 of the 19 rounds in this season's championship and currently lead the constructors' championship by 360 points - almost as many points as Mercedes in second actually have.

The reported driver transfer would see Sergio Perez head in the opposite direction to the team that he raced for between 2014-2020 following an underwhelming season during which he may not even finish second in a drivers standings that his teammate is 251 points clear at the top of.

However, to make it happen both drivers would need to get out of the contracts they're bound to for 2024. Whilst Red Bull would likely let Checo Perez leave to acquire a talent of Alonso's calibre, Aston Martin may not be willing to let their prized possession depart.

It's perhaps something that a renowned F1 journalist called Albert Fabrega alluded to on X, formerly Twitter, when he posted, "I don't want to believe the rumor I've been told now in the paddock. No."

Is Lawrence Stroll about to sell Aston Martin?

The big boss of the F1 team has reportedly had enough of Aston Martin's and his son's downturns in form, with Lance Stroll 11th in the standings with just 53 points.

Whilst their stock is high following a successful season, Lawrence Stroll might be set to cash in and leave the sport after threatening to sell up. The reported buyers are said to be Honda, who will join as a power unit supplier in 2026, and the Saudi government-backed Aramco oil magnet.

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