Fernando Alonso may have caught his Alpine team off-guard when rivals Aston Martin announced they had signed the two-time world champion to race with them from next year, but before the Hungarian Grand Prix, it was all smiles between Alonso and Alpine team principal Otmar Szafnauer.
The team even took time to celebrate Alonso’s 41st birthday, complete with a birthday cake. But what could the two men have expressed to each other before Alonso’s bombshell departure was announced?
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