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F1 Season Launch 2024: Aston Martin launch the AMR42

In a launch that was shorter than the 2023 title battle, Aston Martin launched their 2024 challenger, the AMR24.

Credit: Aston Martin Aramco F1 team

This year’s car has been described by Aston as an evolution of last year’s. This should be good, as last year’s car started out well but struggled in the mid-season and didn’t really catch up with its earlier-season form at all.

The AMR24 is set to run at a shakedown on Monday and has front nose and wing changes to improve outwash and a change to push rod rear suspension as a result of them taking Mercedes parts as they have since the early 2010s and their Force India era.

Credit: Aston Martin Aramco F1 team

Speaking on this year’s car technical conference, Chief Dan Fallows said, “We want to make sure we’ve got a good platform for development, and that’s what we’ve been really focusing on.”

The team has learned from their struggles and has said they have been “broadening the car’s operating window,” which should give a car that is more of an all-rounder.

Fallows continued to say, “We believe the AMR24 provides the ideal platform for in-season development and a sustained season-long challenge.”

The team has also listened to Fernando Alonso and his quams about the cars straight line speed deficit, saying, “Fernando, as with both of our drivers, is quite vocal about what he wants to see on the car and how the car is performing, and actually, that’s the kind of feedback we really, really relish. That’s exactly what we want to know: how they feel the car can go faster. I think that’s what the great drivers can really tell you: where the car is going to go faster.

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