Aston Martin say they wish to preserve Fernando Alonso past the tip of his present contract, which runs till the tip of 2024.
The Spaniard, 42, has scored eight podiums for Aston Martin this yr.
Team principal Mike Krack mentioned on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix he was “surprised to be asked the question” after such a formidable yr by Alonso.
Krack added that he had no issues about Alonso’s age – the two-time world champion can be 43 subsequent July.
Alonso has mentioned that he has not but determined whether or not to proceed racing in F1 past the tip of subsequent season.
He mentioned on Thursday on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that his 2023 season had been one of the best of his profession after 2012, when he was at Ferrari and took the fourth quickest automotive on the grid to the brink of the world title earlier than lacking out on the closing race.
He added that he was not involved about shedding his velocity within the close to future however that the more and more congested F1 calendar could be a consideration.
“I said many times even before (the first time I left F1 in 2018) that the day I will stop racing is not because I will feel not motivated for driving or I feel slow,” Alonso mentioned.
“If I feel slow one day I think it will be noticeable and I will be not happy with my performance and I will be the first one to raise my hand and say this is time.
“But I do not assume that point will arrive, truthfully, by way of feeling gradual, as a result of I’ve excessive self-confidence in my efficiency.
“But it could be that with the calendar and with the demanding schedule I will feel it is time because there are other things in life.
“It has been a really demanding season solely with 22 races, with two cancellations.
“Next year, with 24, the proper calendar, we have to see how it feels.
“Even Las Vegas I noticed immediately that it’s a triple header (the primary of three races on consecutive weekend on the finish of the season). These sorts of issues will drain my battery, not driving.”
He added: “I can’t say something on my future now.”