Aston Martin presents the AMR24 racer

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.

3 thoughts to “Aston Martin presents the AMR24 racer”

  1. Fernando Alonso has admitted that Lewis Hamilton’s upcoming move from Mercedes to Ferrari caught him off-guard.

    Deep in winter training mode to prepare for his second season with Aston Martin, Alonso had no heads up that Hamilton’s decision to join the Scuderia for 2025 onwards was about to ignite the driver market at a very early stage – before a wheel had even been turned in anger in the 2024 season.

    “I was training actually that day, so I missed the stress from everybody and was one day late to the news,” Alonso said. “It probably was a surprise, I will not lie, not because of the change itself, it was just because from the outside it seemed like he was very linked with Mercedes and very loyal to them and it was a little bit unexpected.

    “But I don’t know the inside, I don’t know the reasons behind, I don’t know anything, I don’t know the stories so it’s more a question for him… It was not his childhood dream 12 months ago no? Or two months ago I guess, because he had a different dream so nothing really to comment.”

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