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A major problem in Fernando Alonso’s Aston Martin

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  • A major problem in Fernando Alonso’s Aston Martin
  • By Javier Corpas Miles

    Monday, March 27, 2023. 12:22

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    From throwing champagne from the podium to his boycotting conference: Alonso mad to celebrate the podium.

    Panics go off in the bank offices because of the sight of AMR23 which loses the car in its course. Aston Martin’s engineers have focused their efforts on it and hope that it will come in time for the Australian Grand Prix, where Fernando Alonso will be looking to complete his third consecutive podium after surprising everyone in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

    In a hurry to improve the Aston Martin in a hurry

    It is not a secret that the best weapon of the AMR23 is the rear end, which allows good braking and good sliding in slow corners, an aspect that has left stunned rivals who have been surprised in this world championship. unexpected rivals such as Aston Martin and Fernando Alonso. But the green car is not perfect and the engineers discovered a problem at high speed when the DRS is activated.

    The results are:

    Team / Drag Reduction (effect is included for all teams drag)
    -Aston: 20.7%
    -AT: 21.5%
    -Merc: 23.8%
    -Alpha: 27.7%
    -McL: 27.9%
    – Alpine: 28.0%
    -Ferrari: 28.3%
    -Williams: 30.4%
    -Haas: 31.5%
    -Red Bull: 31.5%

    – F1 Data Analysis (@F1DataAnalysis) March 22, 2023

    Laurent Stroll’s team is the slowest once the DRS is activated, according to F1DataAnalysis, Making the Aston Martin vulnerable on circuits where speed is key to climbing places. This information refers to the problems that Fernando Alonso had to fight with Sergio Pérez in the last Grand Prix, showing that speed is not the strongest point of the Asturian driver’s new car.

    Fernando Alonso, Grand Prix driver in Saudi Arabia (Photo: Cordon Press).

    Fernando Alonso also gets gold out of trouble

    Despite the issues with speed, Alonso continues to do his thing and managed to get a spectacular result from Aston Martin on the track that is previously less favorable to the British team, which is enthusiastic about the season and wants to hit the road. Australia, where Alonso won only once.

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