Aston martin only deserves to win, The Silverstone team has made a great start to the 2023 season by securing Four podiums in the first five races and confirmed their progress in the Constructors’ Championship by finishing second.
A year ago, England were the ninth team on the grid, just ahead Williams, A year later, they not only surpassed the teams in the central region, but they fitted on ferrari and mercedes Who won the race in 2022. In fact, the Green Team is the prime candidate to break their dominance right now. red Bull,
But second place is not enough. Lawrence Stroll has invested several million dollars to turn Aston Martin into a winning team, and to do so it factory and a wind tunnel That they have nothing to envy the features of their competitors.
it was that winning mentality that made Fernando Alonso 2022 was decided upon by Aston Martin, and attracted the attention of three engineers who developed the AMR 223: dan fellows, Eric Blandin why Luca Furbeto,
“Aston Martin’s Perspective…”
Italian, who was the head of engineering until 2021 Alfa Romeo, Seeing the ambition of Lawrence Stroll, decided to join Aston Martin. “Aston Martin’s approach, coupled with the ability to compete to grow and win, is what attracted me to sign for them. It’s not just about looking at the performance of the car, but also pushing the limits of the existing facilities and how we can transform them. how to improve, but our goal is to be the world champion“, announced Luca Furbeto in ‘Marca’.
Furbatto has been at the AMR23’s design from the start. He assures that despite the influence of Dan Fowlers, Aston Martin is not a copy of Red Bull, as the Austrian team assures.
“An identical copy is, in fact, not possible because The two cars are fundamentally two different architectures: We are using a power unit, a gearbox and a rear suspension from Mercedes,” explains the Italian engineer.
,It’s fair to say that Dan Follows and Eric Blandin bring us a different approach to aerodynamics. And that, in terms of lap times, it’s probably a significant step forward. But if you look at last season, in the second half of last season, we had already made significant progress.”
“The Inspiration Is There”
Engineering director explains how the process was to reverse a poor start in 2022 and fight for podiums in 2023: “We recognized that we had, in fact, taken the wrong direction From an aerodynamic point of view. We made a lot of mechanical improvements over the season, as well as aerodynamic improvements, and the car just got better and better. We were probably fifth fastest in the second half of the year in consecutive numbers”.
However, at Aston Martin he is not satisfied with second place and is already eyeing first place. “We are all calm in the team, We all want to be successful and grow the team So there is motivation,” Furbato assured.