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Aston F1 Hopes for Rebound in Canada’s Fickle Weather

07/06/2024

Aston Martin F1, led by Alonso and Stroll, eyes a comeback in Canada, counting on unpredictable weather to boost performance.

Fernando Alonso is confident about Aston Martin F1’s prospects of a resurgence in Canada this weekend. The team has faced three challenging weekends, and the Spaniard anticipates opportunities arising from the unpredictable weather expected throughout the weekend.

“I hope it will be better; the track is very different from Monaco, and the weather may fluctuate. We’ll try to capitalize on that to move up in the field,” Alonso stated.

The Spaniard also addressed questions about strengthening the team to boost its progress. The potential arrival of Adrian Newey at Aston Martin F1 remains a possibility.

“We naturally want to improve. And I believe that people from outside see something very interesting in this project for the future. We now have the new factory at full capacity and the wind tunnel arriving at the end of the year.”

“I think that several of the names now trying to join Aston Martin are a good sign that the team is attractive. I hope we have a good technical team and, most importantly, that we can enhance the car in the short term, which is our interest as drivers or as people who are here, at the races, and only see Friday, Saturday, Sunday.”

“But our managers and Lawrence Stroll obviously need to view the project over two, five, or ten years. But what we really want is a fast car on Sunday, and that’s what we need to focus on.”

Lance Stroll looks forward to enjoying the weekend and hopes to shine before his home crowd: “It’s a fun track. There are big curbs and very technical driving aspects that I enjoy. There’s not much room for error off the track with the walls close by. So I’ve always liked the challenge here. And the weather can always be interesting.”

“It can also be a fun factor, which seems to be the case this weekend, so we’ll see. I hope we’ll be more competitive than in Monaco. We seem a bit more competitive on tracks with longer straights. And our car is, I think, quite efficient. So I hope.”

He also responded to his critics in Canada, some newspapers claiming that he owes his place solely to his father.

“I’m up against Fernando Alonso. He’s a double world champion and people see him as a top driver in Formula 1. We’re tied 4-4 in qualifications.”

“The points are a bit disappointing because sometimes a driver might have a breakdown or an accident. That can make a difference at the end of the season. I look at my recent weekends and I think they’ve been solid.”

“Looking at the current pace and speed, as I said, 4-4 in qualifications. People say Fernando is super good, and I’ve beaten him the last few weekends, so take it as you will.”

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