(Motorsport-Total.com) – Aston Martin is joyful to discover some loopholes within the Formula 1 guidelines that permit it to provide you with some “intelligent” concepts for a brand new automobile for 2023.
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Fernando Alonso throughout his first check with Aston Martin on the finish of 2022
As Aston Martin prepares to unveil its AMR23 on the Silverstone manufacturing unit on February 13, assistant technical director Eric Blandin says the group has been engaged on some fascinating concepts.
“We’ve put some intelligent improvements into the brand new automobile – they’re the icing on the cake,” he says in an interview printed on the Aston Martin web site. “They’re an excellent factor, however not a should.”
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They had been additionally created by discovering some loopholes within the Formula 1 guidelines, of which an Aston Martin engineer says: “It’s nice should you discover a bit of loophole and use it to your benefit. But it is not usually that you may construct an entire sport with a automobile on high of it.”
“Instead, it is necessary to get the fundamentals proper, after which you possibly can add issues. When you begin a brand new automobile challenge, you want to know the place the constraints had been final yr and how one can overcome them with the brand new design.”
“You have to determine the structure that provides the best potential for the long run. If you’ve the incorrect idea, you possibly can restrict your self and get sidetracked. It’s very onerous to get out of. It’s onerous to get out.”
From 2022, the rear wing answer is now not allowed
Aston Martin isn’t any stranger to taking issues to extremes. For instance, eventually yr’s Hungarian Grand Prix, the model launched an progressive idea for the rear wing, slyly circumventing guidelines geared toward limiting groups’ choices for finish plates.
But whereas the design was given the inexperienced mild final season, modifications to the principles for 2023 imply it’s now banned.
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All in all, the AMR23 could be very totally different from final yr’s automobile, which compelled an idea change halfway by the 2022 season after the group realized its preliminary specification had gone within the incorrect route.
AMR23 is totally totally different from its predecessor
“We took the whole lot we discovered from final yr’s automobile and utilized it to this yr’s automobile,” says Blandin. “A whole lot of issues are new in regards to the AMR23, it is fully totally different from the AMR22. We modified greater than 90 p.c of the components and greater than 95 p.c of the aerodynamic surfaces.”
Blandin additionally clarified that the group is not making an attempt to trick followers by displaying off a classic painted automobile within the launch. “We will open the present automobile like final yr,” he assured.
“On February 13, the automobile we’ll introduce at our new manufacturing unit in Silverstone would be the actual AMR23. We won’t let the followers down.” Interest within the group is especially excessive after Fernando Alonso signed as Lance Stroll’s teammate for the 2023 season.