Alonso Highlights Weaknesses, Calls for Improvement

Fernando Alonso, despite achieving six podiums in the first half of 2023, saw a decline in performance in the second half and finished fifth in the constructors’ championship, identifying the need for consistency and improved straight-line speed in the Aston Martin car for better performance in 2024.

Highlights

‣ Fernando Alonso achieved six podiums in the first half of 2023, but saw a decline in performance in the second half of the season.
‣ Alonso identifies areas for improvement in 2024, including consistency and straight line speed.
‣ Aston Martin had the second fastest car at the start of 2023, but other teams developed better throughout the year, resulting in a fifth place finish in the constructors’ championship.
‣ Alonso points out that one of the weak points was that the car had to operate in a very narrow window, affecting its performance.


Fernando Alonso had high hopes for 2023. Victory was within his grasp, but alas, it slipped away. Yet, with six podium finishes in the season’s first half, he exceeded his wildest dreams. The second half? Not so much. Performances dipped, leaving the two-time world champ eyeing 2024 for a comeback.

Aston Martin started 2023 strong. Their car, second only to Red Bull’s speed demon, held promise. Alonso, at the helm of the AMR23, was a force to be reckoned with. But, as the season progressed, rival teams outpaced Aston Martin in development. The result? A fifth-place finish in the constructors’ championship.

Alonso’s Take on Aston Martin’s Shortcomings

Alonso’s take? Consistency is the name of the game. “The car had a narrow operating window,” he admits. “That’s the same for everyone, though.” He’s hopeful for a more stable performance in 2024. And, oh, a boost in straight-line speed wouldn’t hurt. “That was, in terms of performance, always a bit of a weak spot. We were always a tad slow on the straights.”

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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