AMR-One Successfully Completed Full Race Test at Paul Ricard

Aston Martin’s all-new AMR-One race car has completed another stage of development the past weekend at the Paul Ricard circuit, at the opening round of the Le Mans Series. Aside from a misfire developing, the AMR-One exceeded expectations in the full race test. Modifications to balance and set-up were made throughout the weekend with driver feedback improving continuously with every stint.

The Gulf Oil International sponsored and liveried Aston Martin AMR-One is a new open-top LMP1 race car featuring a 2.0 liter turbocharged six-cylinder direct injection petrol engine, which has been developed for a new bespoke carbon fiber chassis designed and manufactured by Aston Martin Racing.

“This weekend has provided valuable progress to our development program. We have taken advantage of testing under race conditions with better understanding of how the car behaves in traffic and on/off the racing line,” George Howard-Chappell said in a statement. “We have solved some inevitable teething problems, and begun to concentrate on the dynamic characteristics of the car. I must stress how early we are in the development process and we go home now to continue in preparation for Le Mans Test later this month.”

“We have made some good steps forward this weekend and the car has changed significantly in each session as we are finding out more and more about the car,”
added AMR-One driver Darren Turner. “We had a good hour and half at the start of the race and then needed to check some small issues which is what today has been all about – it’s like a six hour test session. Generally the car feels really good – we’ll forge ahead with what we have learnt today.”
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