Aston Martin presented their new AMR24, which is described as a “strong evolution” of its 2023 Formula 1 race car.
The Silverstone-based team is coming off the back of mixed fortunes last year where a super strong start to the season was followed by a period of difficulty as it struggled to get the most out of upgrades.
But having understood what went wrong with its development direction, the team has made amends for its 2024 car which it hope can challenge for regular points finishes.
The AMR24 has been refined in almost all areas but has some noticeable differences compared to last year’s chassis – including its nose and front wing to help improve outwash.
As well as the aerodynamic changes, Aston Martin is switching to a push-rod rear suspension configuration as a result of it taking Mercedes customer parts.
Technical director Dan Fallows is clear, however, that the team has not embarked on a totally different direction.
“We’ve made changes all over the car,” he said. “It’s very different in many ways.
“The majority of the parts have changed on it, but it is still really essentially a strong evolution of last year’s car. We have kind of built on the end of AMR23.
“The obvious things that you’ll see that are different, are things like the nose and front wing. Bodywork will be different. But there’s also quite a lot of stuff under the hood, which hopefully you won’t see! We will obviously try and keep some of that under wraps.”
It certainly looks good. Let’s hope Fernando Alonso can regular fight for top positions with this new car. Plus, Aston Martin will be hoping to mix it with more frequently to improve their fifth place finish in last year’s constructors’ standings.