The Silverstone-based team had a rollercoaster journey last year, marked by a strong start followed by struggles in maximizing upgrades. However, learning from these setbacks, the team has diligently addressed the issues in the development direction to unveil its 2024 car, set to debut at Silverstone on Monday.
The AMR24 reflects comprehensive refinements across various aspects, boasting noticeable alterations compared to its predecessor, particularly in its nose and front wing, which are designed to enhance outwash. Additionally, Aston Martin is transitioning to a push-rod rear suspension configuration due to its adoption of Mercedes customer parts.
Despite these changes, Technical Director Dan Fallows emphasizes continuity, asserting that while numerous parts have been overhauled, the essence remains an evolution of the previous model, building upon the foundation of the AMR23.
While exterior modifications are evident, Fallows hints at substantial under-the-hood improvements, strategically kept confidential.
Fallows also discloses the team’s concerted efforts to rectify the straight-line speed deficiency highlighted by Fernando Alonso during the offseason.
Acknowledging the drivers’ valuable feedback, Fallows underscores their input in pinpointing areas for improvement, particularly in enhancing straight-line performance and overall efficiency, which the team has successfully addressed in the new car.
The pivotal focus for Aston Martin lies in ensuring the car’s development potential aligns with the demands of a grueling campaign. Fallows expresses satisfaction with the progress made over the winter, aiming to build upon last year’s foundation.
Given the intense in-season development race witnessed in previous years, the team prioritizes establishing a stable platform for ongoing enhancements, emphasizing the need for continuous updates to maintain competitiveness throughout the season.