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Aston Martin F1's Evolution Strategy for 2024

Aston Martin F1’s Evolution Strategy for 2024

25/02/2024

Aston Martin F1 focuses on evolving last year’s car for enhanced performance in 2024, aiming for competitive edge.

This year, Aston Martin F1 introduced an evolution of its last season’s single-seater, as the team opted not to make significant changes. Dan Fallows, the technical director, elaborated on how the team decided to focus more on developments to enhance performance.

“Starting this season with a real ambition to make a leap forward during the winter, we wanted to ensure we achieved an improvement,” Fallows stated. “Although it’s an evolution of last year’s car, we aimed for it to be a substantial upgrade and evolution.”

“And we’ve seen the benefits. So, we’re very pleased. I think the most important aspect for us is figuring out our next steps. We weren’t entirely satisfied with our in-season development achievements last year.”

“And we wanted to ensure we could be competitive at the highest level throughout the season as well. Mainly, we aimed to make progress compared to last year, which we have. So, I believe we can check that box.”

Reassessing this winter

The engineer detailed the focus areas in the car’s development over the winter: “We concentrated on specific aspects during the winter to make the car enjoyable to drive and ensure good balance.”

“And I think we’re reasonably happy with our current standing. We know there are always areas to improve, which is why we’re heading back to the wind tunnel and the drawing board to address these issues.”

“Yet, so far, I believe we’ve accomplished a lot in three days of testing, conducted numerous trials, and are quite pleased with the outcome.”

Meanwhile, Mike Krack, the team’s principal, isn’t ready to predict the upcoming season: “We need to focus on the days ahead, perform a thorough analysis, and it’s over the next few days that we’ll get a clearer picture.”

“I think it was crucial for us to challenge ourselves: we have a comprehensive program and can’t influence what others do anyway. Now it’s about analyzing and trying to understand what others have done.”

“Considering the entire range of track conditions, fuel loads, engine modes, tires – with all five tire specifications here – I think a five-second range can be covered. It’s very, very challenging to discern who leads by how much.”

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