Fernando Alonso gives a ‘confident’ verdict on Aston Martin’s resurgence despite Bahrain GP disappointment

Aston Martin is currently the fifth fastest team on the 2024 F1 grid.


Fernando Alonso gives a ‘confident’ verdict on Aston Martin’s resurgence despite Bahrain GP disappointment

Fernando Alonso (via IMAGO)

After finishing ninth and tenth in the Bahrain Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso is happy with Aston Martin’s performance so far this year. Moving forward, he intends to take a step like McLaren did in 2023 in order to strengthen the team during the second half of the year.

The Bahrain Grand Prix of the previous year served as Aston Martin’s ‘apprehension’, but Silverstone and Alonso have changed the course of the race this season. Alonso’s ninth place and Lance Stroll‘s tenth place were predicted to result from the Grand Prix improvements, which were anticipated to happen continuously rather than setting up at the beginning as in 2023.

While speaking to the media after the Bahrain GP, Alonso said, 

Last year we gave everything at the beginning of the season and then we were no longer able to react to the high pace of the leading teams. This year we have more hope in the second part of the championship. I have confidence. I am happy.
Fernando Alonso said: soymotor.com

According to the Spaniard, they were expected to be fourth or fifth fastest. It is anticipated that Aston Martin will advance through time and get out of their current weird situation. After the first race of the year, the team was 18 seconds adrift of McLaren, and Sauber’s Zhou Guanyu was 28 seconds behind the Silverstone-based outfit.

Dan Fallows takes ownership of Fernando Alonso’s 2024 repercussions

Aston Martin made waves in the F1 paddock last season thanks to a notable improvement in performance. Fernando Alonso placed in the top three eight times in 2023, turning the Silverstone team into a reliable podium contender.

Dan Fallows
Dan Fallows (via IMAGO)

Aston Martin’s technical renaissance was spearheaded by new technical director, Dan Fallows, who hopes to make improvements this season. Fallows is prepared to accept accountability if necessary for failing to deliver a faster vehicle. The British engineer who departed Red Bull in the middle of 2022, was supposed to work his magic on Aston Martin’s car development.

Inspired by Red Bull, the team’s 2023 car improved significantly from its 2021 model, which finished with 280 points and eight podiums. Fallows, who praised the technical team for their outstanding performance, hopes to guide the group to greater outcomes in 2024. Fernando Alonso might depart the team for the following season, though, if they are unable to produce a car that is faster than the AMR23.

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