Aston Martin: “Being a Mercedes customer is not a problem” – Formula 1

Aston Martin: “Being a Mercedes customer is not a problem” – Formula 1


L’Aston Martin it is certainly one of the teams to focus on in 2023. In fact, the Silverstone team is investing a lot of money to try to reach the top of Formula 1, focusing both on the innovation of its structures – plastics. an example of this is the creation of a brand new factory – by hiring experienced people and proven names, among engineers as well as among drivers. Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso in fact, he will be the leader of a team that next year will try to improve on seventh place in the Constructors’ standings,

The British team has established in recent years, since it was called Racing Point, sa very good technical partner with Mercedes. The house of Star supplies the engine to the Aston Martin team and according to many analysts and fans this makes Lawrence Stroll’s team a kind of ‘satellite’ of the Silver Arrows, jeopardizing the chances that one day the historic British marque could really compete for the title. Technical director Dan Fallowsalso new to the team after his many years at Red Bull, he doesn’t think this is an accurate reading of the situation.

I don’t think having a Mercedes engine in our car was a bad thing for us – commented Fallows, as reported by the site Autosport.com I think it has proven its reliability and its performance has been satisfactory. I don’t think this is a problem in modern F1.”. In relation to other aspects of the rear of the car, which Aston Martin currently ‘imports’ from Mercedes, Silverstone’s technical director has however opened the door to greater freedom of his stable: “I think we are open to these kinds of solutions. When we go into the future and do things our way we know that we have to be able to do at least as, if not better than them. [Mercedes]. It’s a skill we have to develop before we even think about making these decisions” concluded Fallows.



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