Aston Martin F1 Team have pulled back the cover of the AMR24, their car for the 2024 F1 season.
Launching the fourth Aston Martin since their rebranding in 2021 from their Silverstone base, the team conveyed optimism for the season to come.
The team started 2023 in fine form, fighting with Ferrari and Mercedes for best-of-the-rest honours behind the imperious Red Bull.
Fernando Alonso secured five podiums in the opening seven rounds, but the team quickly fell behind the likes of McLaren in the pecking order and struggled in the second half of the year.
Despite a late resurgence, they ultimately finished P5 in the Constructors’ Championship – consigning the team to a second straight ‘season of two halves’.
An optimistic outlook
Looking ahead to 2024, however, there’s reason to be hopeful. The front wing and over-wheel winglets have been reworked, to reduce wake from the front tyres. The AMR24 will sport new sidepods and bodywork changes, as the team look to improve airflow management.
“The floor is the biggest area of downforce generation on an F1 car and it’s constantly being evolved. Getting it right will be of paramount importance to our success in 2024,” said Dan Fallows, Aston Martin Technical Director.
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The front suspension has been altered, in unison with the changes to the wings, as explained by Fallows:
“Work has been done on both ends of the car’s suspension. The front will work more efficiently alongside the front wing, and aero work has been done at the rear to optimise our layout in that area.”
Fallows believes the AMR24 is a “strong evolution” of their 2023 challenger – one that will look different with a new chassis and nose design to go with the amended front wing and suspension.
Fallows highlighted that attention has been paid to making the car “more of an all-rounder” with a wider operating window.
Fighting for a win
Team Principal Mike Krack outlined that the goal for the team in 2024 is to “score regular points, podiums and fight for our first win in green,” whilst adding to the information provided by Fallows:
“Almost every area of the car has been refined and improved, building on our strengths, and taking on board the lessons of the previous campaign.”
Although neither Alonso nor Lance Stroll provided their own goals, both credited the hard work of the team at the AMR Technology Campus (AMRTC).
Stroll acknowledged the progress made towards the end of 2o23, saying, “We all want to push on from what we achieved last year, especially in the final part of the season when we made some strong progress – learning more about the car,” whilst his teammate added:
“The whole team has worked flat-out on getting the AMR24 ready for the new season, but there are so many questions to answer in testing and the first few races. I am excited to get in the cockpit and start my second season in green.”
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