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Alonso Praises Progress but Uncertain About Car's Standing

Alonso Praises Progress but Uncertain About Car’s Standing

23/02/2024

Aston Martin F1 completed an impressive 379 laps over three days in Bahrain, showcasing significant progress and readiness for the upcoming season, with Fernando Alonso highlighting the team’s advancements.

Aston Martin F1 has made significant progress throughout the three days of testing in Bahrain, during which the team completed 379 laps. Fernando Alonso is pleased with the progress but is uncertain about where his car stands.

“We tried to learn as much as possible during this test and focused on ourselves,” Alonso stated. “It would be nice to have predictions and know where everyone stands, but that’s not the case in testing. The AMR24 has made a step forward from last year.”

“We just need to see if we’ve made a big step forward compared to everyone else. We’ll know more next week after qualifying. It was good to do a number of laps over these three days, and I feel fit and ready for the start of the new season.”

Lance Stroll is also pleased to have experienced a normal preseason and hopes the car will perform as expected at the season’s start. However, the Canadian remains cautious.

“I’m especially happy to be here after missing last year’s preseason testing,” Stroll recalled. “Time in the car is very precious to us all: we’re gathering data and getting to know the AMR24 with every lap we complete.”

“We made good use of these days to test a large number of parts and settings – the car feels better every day – and we haven’t had any reliability issues. It’s still too early for big predictions, but I’m looking forward to participating in the first race of the year next week.”

“We have validated the step forward” made

Mike Krack, the team’s principal, explains why the three days were satisfactory for Aston Martin F1: “A successful test from our perspective. We focused on our program and progressively went through the usual checks of systems and test items.”

“The AMR24 has been reliable, and we have a good understanding of how the car works. We’ve validated that we’ve made a step forward over the winter, achieving gains and performance in key areas.”

“The upcoming season is long, and we have many development projects ongoing, some of which are very promising. We respect the competition, and this test has shown that the entire grid will be incredibly tight this season.”

“We’re excited about what lies ahead. I want to thank the testing team at the track and everyone at the factory for preparing us as best as possible for the start of the season. Everyone is looking forward to the races next weekend.”

Alonso Praises Progress but Uncertain About Car’s Standing. Alonso Praises Progress but Uncertain About Car’s Standing

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