Prior to Monaco FP1, Aston Martin announces the first F1 2023 improvements

Prior to the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix, when it is anticipated to compete against Red Bull, Aston Martin unveiled the first updates to its AMR23 Formula 1 car.


In the constructors' standings, the Silverstone team, driven by Fernando Alonso, is currently second behind Red Bull following the first five races of the season. However, GPS data shows that Aston Martin has exceptional braking and low-speed grip, in contrast to the Milton Keynes team, which has so far excelled mostly thanks to its potent DRS and aerodynamic efficiency. Therefore, it is anticipated that it will be in the running this weekend. This weekend will mark the release of the team's initial development package, after relying up to this point on modifying its fundamental design for each individual circuit.

The AMR23's cooling and downforce have been tuned for the narrow street track in Monaco, and it will include updated suspension settings and changes to the brake duct assembly. In order to optimize the flow of approaching air over the remainder of the car, the FIA has received a modification request from Aston Martin for the front suspension. To better interact with air coming from the front wing tip area, the front wheel deflector has undergone a slight modification at the corner of the car. Redesigned fairings have also been added to the rear suspension to improve airflow and the efficiency of the accompanying brake ducts.

While a rear wing with a more aggressive setup has been installed to maximize downforce for Monaco, these three changes have been made to the AMR23 to boost its overall performance. The brake duct's entry and exit ducts have also been modified for the back corner to meet the track's increased cooling requirements.


Ferrari has chosen to delay its tweaks until Spain because the circuit better corresponds to simulations to help validate the new parts, while Mercedes has adopted radical changes for Monaco regardless. Aston Martin was scheduled to introduce the long-lasting performance upgrades for the Emilia Romagna GP, but it was cancelled due to severe flooding in the area. Aston Martin, though, has divided its changes. "It's split a little bit," team principal Mike Krack remarked. "We retained the Imola upgrades—those that make sense—on the car for this. " We brought one or two pieces to Barcelona because bringing them here wouldn't make sense.

It's a divided strategy. In Barcelona as well as here, there will be some updates. After that, we will have more to come Regarding his chances of defeating Red Bull this weekend, Alonso said: "If I tell you that I don't come here thinking that I can win the race, I will lie to you because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. " We are aware that there are certain race circuits, such as Monaco and Singapore, where you may acquire confidence and approach the walls more closely during free practice. “I will attack more this weekend than ever before.”