, 2022-09-28 02:00:00,
The Silverstone-based squad is recovering from a poor start to the year where it went down the wrong concept route with its AMR22, before switching tact from the Spanish GP.
And although it still looks set to finish ninth in the constructors’ championship this year, it feels it has made decent progress behind the scenes to be confident about delivering decent steps in to 2023.
The team has shown its ambitions by signing Alonso for next season, having wasted little time at the Hungarian Grand Prix, in the wake of Sebastian Vettel’s retirement announcement, to lure the Spaniard away from Alpine.
It was that ability to react quick on the driver front that has highlighted a core strength that its engineering team believes it has in place to deliver with its car.
Aston Martin performance director Tom McCullough said: “I think the team has always been very agile. It’s been a small race team and, at its core, there are a few key people making the decisions. It’s not a big bureaucratic company.
“I go back from the race weekend, my job is to report to Andrew Green [chief technical officer], and Dan Fallows who has also joined us recently as technical director as well. That slightly changes the structure, but we’re trying to keep the good bits of how we used to work, but add what we need to do to lift the level as well.”
Fernando Alonso, Alpine F1 Team
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