Fernando Alonso is enjoying a spectacular start to the season that his team could not have dreamed of months ago. Five races, four Paradise podiums and they hallucinate with the performance of the AMR23 in Aston Martin. But it does not seem to be enough for the late who wanted a lot and for whom the British team was preparing a significant improvement to make a qualitative leap in the Emilia-Romagna GP which will be held next weekend – rain permitting.
As revealed by the Formula Schmidt Podcast, a podcast of the prestigious publication specialized in Formula 1 Auto Motor und Sport, Aston Martin plans to introduce a number of improvements to both the floor and sidepods of its AMR23. And he added that, in addition, there is also a secret weapon, which is a novelty that was not disclosed and which will give another boost to Fernando Alonso.
“A few days ago it was reported that Aston Martin has achieved a new development of its sidepods so that its AMR23 has less aerodynamic resistance and more top speed, the lack of which has initially been one of the major drawbacks of Fernando Alonso’s car . of the season. Therefore, Fernando Alonso and Aston Martin find themselves with chances to win in Monaco and Barcelona, slow and winding circuits in which the Aston Martin car can increase the great downforce that it generates”, of the above media. Report.
From Aston Martin they announced the inclusion of a revised floor as Ferrari had already done at Miami and new pontoons to try to reduce aerodynamic resistance and increase the AMR23’s top speed. At the last race, in Miami, the men at Silverstone managed to gain efficiency with DRS and Alonso has already warned that if the improvements work, he will go full force. “From Imola the order of the grid could change, depending on the improvements made by each individual,” Fernando Alonso underlined.
With these developments, the aim was none other than to try to win races this season, but, above all, to improve for the 2024 season, where Aston Martin will have another chance to fight for the F1 World Championship against Red Bull. Intends to leapfrog the competitor. ,
However, much to the dismay of the Asturian driver, the Silverstone team would introduce little innovation to their car at the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, leaving great development for their AMR23 for later. This was announced by Miguel Portillo, a reporter for DAZN. F1 on the Twitch channel of former pilot Roldan Rodríguez. Miguel Portillo assured that Aston Martin would introduce some other innovation in its car but no major developments were announced. A decision that could halt Heaven’s winning streak.
And it is that the torrential rain that threatened the race at Imola has ruined Aston Martin’s plans. “We don’t want to take the risk,” he says.