Aston Martin has started the big week of presentations in Formula 1 with a video of just 30 seconds in which he has shown the first images of your AMR24, a car that is not a revolution but an evolution of its predecessor, AMR23, and with which Fernando Alonso and his partner Lance Stroll They hope to improve their results from last year in the longest season in history, which will start at the beginning of March in Bahrain and will feature 24 grands prix.
In the design, Alonso’s new car maintains the classic Aston Martin green, with some touches of yellow and black. Aston Martin has modified the design of the front spoiler and the fins near the wheels and according to the team it has new rear suspension. It has chosen the push-rod system for both the front and rear suspension and the front is inspired by Red Bull. Engineers seek to maximize airflow efficiency around the rear wing.
Dan Fallows, The head of the project does assure that “there are many changes internally and in almost all areas. “Most of the parts have changed, but it is an evolution of AMR23. They change the nose and front spoiler, the aerodynamics, front and rear suspension that we inherited from Mercedes and also things that will not be seen. “Most of the downforce on these cars comes from the ground,” he points out. “And we’re very happy with what we’ve been able to achieve. But, really, this is the first step of this season. We want to make sure we have a good platform for development and that’s what we’ve really focused on and I think we’ve achieved that. So it’s been good.”
Mike Krack, The team boss commented that “we had a great season with the AMR23 but we have tried to look at every area in the car and the operations to take a step forward in all directions. It has been a very intense two months since we finished the season, We hope we have done enough and have a strong car. We have left no stone unturned, we have tried to analyze all aspects. Be it the car, the operations or the reliability, we have tried to take a step forward in all directions. It has been two very intense months since we finished the season, but we hope we have done enough and we are sure that we will have a great car.
Krack, along with Alonso and Stroll, are already at the Silverstone circuit where they will premiere the Aston Martin this Monday on the usual filming day, to complete the first kilometers for promotional purposes. Three days of F1 testing will begin on February 21 in Sakhir, which will be key to seeing how the car behaves, and the first race of the season, the Bahrain GP, will be held on March 2 on the same circuit.
This will be Alonso’s 21st season, who in the Aston Martin presentation noted that: “I have already driven the car in the simulator a few weeks ago, but the majority of the program in the simulator will be this Monday, and then this week after we put the car on the track. So it’s too early to really detect the differences between last year’s cars and this year. Bahrain really, when we all go out on track, will give us the truth about everything. But it should be a good step forward. Some of the weak points that “We saw last year, some of the inconsistencies we had last year from track to track where we were more or less competitive, we tried to fix those. So yeah, I’m reasonably happy with the intent of all those changes.”
Your companion will be again Lance Stroll who is about to start his eighth year, points out that “I am very excited about the 2024 car, I think we are trying to improve last year’s car,” summarized the Canadian. “We had a strong car last year, above all we started very strong. In some circuits we had weak points, and we suffered more as a team on those tracks, but this year the whole factory has been working very, very hard to improve on last year and also in advancing on the strengths of last year’s car. I am very excited about the start of the season, but also about the whole year. It is a long season and we want to build from the first race to the 24th and make the car every stronger throughout the course. So yeah, I’m looking forward to it. I’m excited.”