Aston Martin are the seventh team of 2024 to reveal their car/livery ahead of the new season which kicks off in Bahrain in just under three weeks from now. Following a digital launch, the car will take to the track at Silverstone.
2023 was very much a mixed bag for the Silverstone-based team owned by Lawrence Stroll.
They stunned the F1 circus as they came out of the traps with a very quick package following a very difficult 2022. Two-time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso took full advantage of it as he bagged six podiums in the first eight races.
In spite of Lance Stroll’s struggles through injury and then failing to maximise the potential of the car, Aston sat P2 in the Constructors’ Championship following Alonso’s 2nd place in Canada.
However, the season fell away from them quite dramatically from there as their car performance faded.
While Alonso magnificently finished on the rostrum at Zandvoort and São Paulo in the second part of the year, regularly P2 and P3 finishes suddenly became somewhere between P7 to P9.
Such was the extent of Stroll’s struggles and his lack of support for Alonso’s brilliance, Aston Martin dropped to 5th in the Constructors’ Championship by the Mexico City Grand Prix as a resurgent McLaren came steaming on by.
In spite of the fall off, Alonso managed to finish a superb P4 in the Drivers’ Championship, his first top 5 in the series since 2013.
Aston Martin showed their enormous potential in the first third of 2023. Now they will look to put a complete season together with their 2024 challenger. They will also need Lance Stroll to step up and do a better job.
“I am incredibly proud of this team and what has been achieved in such a short space of time. Not only the progress on the track, but the investment in all areas off-track at the AMRTC.
“I always enjoy this feeling at the start of a new campaign, with this season marking my 21st as a racing driver in Formula One.
“The whole team has worked flat-out on getting the AMR24 ready for the new season, but there are so many questions to answer in testing and the first few races. I am excited to get in the cockpit and start my second season in green.”
“There has been a real buzz around the AMRTC this winter. We’re still a young team, but we’re growing up fast. There’s that hunger and belief when you walk around the campus – a credit to all of the amazing people working here.
“We all want to push on from what we achieved last year, especially in the final part of the season when we made some strong progress – learning more about the car.
“I think that sets us up nicely for the new season and I can’t wait to get going.”
“We are proud to debut the AMR24. It is the result of a huge effort by the whole team at our new AMR Technology Campus and it will allow the team to take another step forward in 2024.
“Since the last race in 2023, everyone has been hyperfocused on improvements in every area, concentrating our efforts on what really makes a difference, what really matters to be better.
“Almost every area of the car has been refined and improved, building on our strengths, and taking on board the lessons of the previous campaign.
“2023 was our best season to date and our goal this season is to score regular points, podiums, and fight for our first win in green.”