Fernando Alonso’s Aston Martin has been the biggest surprise of the season. The team has failed to register points in several races of the season to fight for the podium in 2023. The qualitative leaps of the car have been huge, but Formula 1 is a competition that is constantly evolving and it means nothing to have a good start if you don’t step up. For this reason, Aston Martin is already preparing its first major package of improvements, although it will arrive a little later than expected.
Antonio Lobato already announced Aston Martin’s plans on Radio Marca: “Big changes await for Canada. Alonso has a happy life with podiums with Aston Martin, but he wants more.” Aston Martin technical director Dan Fallows warned even before the start of the course that the car would change “two-thirds of the way through the season”. Therefore, the change in Canada is expected to be huge.
Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso will have to wait for the next two races. Nothing new will happen in Monaco on the red-marked circuit for the Spaniard. If there’s one thing Aston Martin has stood out this season, it’s its great downforce and pace in the slow corners, which is why the Monegasque track 33 is rising to seek. Red Bull has an advantage and a disadvantage without the long straights. The AMR23 will try to surprise and achieve its long-awaited victory, 10 years after Fernando Alonso last achieved it in the 2013 Spanish GP.
For the Montmelo circuit, there may be some minor changes, but the revolution will come later on American soil.
Fernando Alonso, waiting for a car with greater aerodynamic efficiency
Aston Martin’s development would be aimed at improving aerodynamic drag and top speed, the main ailments of the car compared to its rivals.
To do so, the team has already announced a new floor and sidepods and, in addition, it is also expected that there will be changes to the DRS, a tool with which Red Bull has taken great advantage all over . Similarly, there is talk of another change to the car, although the Silverstone team is keeping a secret which part will change.