Aston Martin F1 is probably the best of the midfield
Aston Martin F1 team are towards the top of the midfield, based purely on their overall pre-season performance. The car looked reasonable on the track, with some porpoising but not the worst.
It never looked like it was running the car that low on fuel, as it was always slow to react. This could just be the extra weight or it could be a lack of grip reducing it nimbleness.
So while Aston Martin is well down in the ranking, it seems the car has more pace to show and it will be interesting to see where it really is in the order next weekend.
The top four teams “Red Bull – Ferrari – Mercedes – McLaren” of last year appear to still be the top four on pace. But behind them appears to be an amorphous blob of the remaining six teams!
Aston Martin is probably the best of this group “Alpine – AlphaTauri – Haas”. Alfa Romeo driver Valtteri Bottas did a very good time on the C3 tyre late in the day, one which Fernando Alonso’s Alpine needed the C4 tyre to beat – and not by as much as the tyre difference would account for.
The Haas is right in this pack now, while AlphaTauri had a subdued final day and the Williams hasn’t really demonstrated anything great as yet. But that wasn’t helped by disruption to its programme yesterday, which led to Albon doing its quick runs in the heat of the afternoon sun.
Aston Martin F1 Team enjoyed their most successful day
Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team enjoyed their most successful day of the Official Pre-Season Test at the Bahrain International Circuit, on the final day of running.
Both Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll had a final chance behind the wheel of the AMR22 on the last day of pre-season, with the pair completing a joint total of 134 laps as the test drew to a close. The final day saw the team complete their most mileage over a single day, it meant that across the entire test Aston Martin completed 352 laps.
The running order is difficult to predict due to how different the cars are this season, it does appear though that Aston Martin are towards the top of the midfield, based purely on their overall pre-season performance.
Mike Krack, Aston Martin Team Principal, does believe that it’s been a good test for the team, the new Team Principal is also looking forward to building a relationship with the famous outfit.
“It has been a positive test for us with only a few minor disruptions, which is to be expected in testing. We were able to achieve significant mileage, as well as complete some representative running in dusk conditions, which will prove beneficial for next weekend’s Grand Prix. The Bahrain circuit gives the car a good workout because the temperatures are high and the degradation of the track stresses the tyres, too.
“We were also able to work through the programme as planned, including the trial of new parts and the evaluation of balance and set-up, which is exactly why we go testing. It has also been great to be trackside with the team for the first time to understand how everything operates. I am looking forward to building that relationship through the season ahead. With such a big regulation change, it is going to be a very exciting challenge to keep improving the AMR22, and it is one that we are all relishing.”
Aston Martin F1 is probably the best of the midfield Aston Martin F1 is probably the best of the midfield
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