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Aston Martin F1's High-Speed Struggles Persist

Aston Martin F1’s High-Speed Struggles Persist

12/05/2024

Aston Martin F1 faces continued challenges at high speeds, prompting a rethink of their advanced rear wing strategy as explained by team principal Mike Krack.

Aston Martin F1 explained how the delicate nature of Pirelli tires during the Miami Grand Prix weekend prompted the team to abandon its new rear wing design.

The Silverstone-based team had introduced an advanced rear wing aimed at a low-drag setup that would enhance its straight-line competitiveness.

However, despite using this wing from the single practice session, Aston Martin F1 reverted to its previous rear wing for the rest of the weekend.

Team principal Mike Krack revealed that increased oversteer in the low downforce configuration on the AMR24 was the reason for this decision.

“It was more a decision made based on tire behavior. If you’re sliding a lot, you really have to weigh the benefits of downforce on one side and top speed on the other.”

“It’s an ongoing discussion about whether to increase or decrease downforce. The drivers have their opinion because they need to be able to overtake, but the tires suffered too much from oversteer with the new wing – that’s why we made this choice.”

“If we were to redo the weekend with the right settings refined after the Sprint, maybe the choice would be different. But the choice of wing ultimately didn’t make a decisive impact on our modest result. Top speed and drag remain our weak points.”

Aston Martin F1's High-Speed Struggles Persist

Aston Martin F1’s High-Speed Struggles Persist. Aston Martin F1’s High-Speed Struggles Persist

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