The team based in Silverstone began the year as the primary competitor to Red Bull. However, they have now encountered a greater challenge from Mercedes, Ferrari, and McLaren, all of which have made significant progress throughout the season.
The team attributed a recent decline in performance to the consequences of choosing an upgrade route. However, Motorsport.com also mentioned that the team may have been affected by an FIA crackdown on flexi wings, which is believed to have had an impact on multiple teams.
Aston Martin is confident in its efforts to overcome the recent decline and is prepared to invest aggressively in order to enhance the AMR23 even more.
Performance director Tom McCullough said that, while a lot of rivals were switching focus to their 2024 challengers, Aston Martin was still very much focused on improving the current car.
“He stated that we have been focusing on significant development throughout the year and we have allocated funds to continue improving the car.”
Our goal is to complete all the necessary steps to reach the end of the championship to the best of our ability.
“At a specific juncture, it becomes necessary to dedicate complete attention to 2024, but currently we are in a phase where we can simultaneously work on both vehicles.”
Lance Stroll, Aston Martin Racing AMR23, Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin Racing AMR23
Photo by: Erik Junius
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Although Aston Martin’s recent challenges have posed difficulties for the team, McCullough believed that there was a silver lining in these struggles. He acknowledged that they provided an opportunity for the outfit to gain a deeper understanding of the flaws in their car, enabling them to concentrate on making the necessary improvements moving forward.
He stated that whenever a part is added to the car, it doesn’t simply raise the base level. Instead, certain attributes are often sacrificed in order to achieve the desired improvement in the chosen area.
“When you bring the different components of the car to the track, it is important to comprehend their functionality in relation to your development tools, such as the wind tunnel and CFD. Additionally, specific track attributes may also influence certain aspects.”
“We brought the significant update package to the car in Montreal, resulting in a reasonably strong performance. It was evident that we were fiercely competing with the second-fastest team.”
However, the attributes of that particular track differ slightly from others we have visited recently. Therefore, comprehending the car’s performance and our future goals is a regular part of our job.
“I believe we have comprehended the impact of our actions on the car. The upcoming advancements in the latter part of the season are specifically aimed at improving our weaker aspects. Starting from Zandvoort, we will continue to make progress just as we have been doing throughout the year.”
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