Aston Martin Launches AMR24 Formula 1 Car, Looks Like a Hyper-Focused Red Bull Rival

The Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team has just unveiled its brand-new challenger for the 2024 F1 season, dubbed the AMR24. This all-new race car joins the new Vantage road car and the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 model for a trilogy of reveals.
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Alas, we’re not here to talk about the Vantage, nor GT3 racers. We’re here to celebrate the pinnacle of motorsport, which is Formula 1. So then, what do we know about the AMR24? For starters, it features a similar Racing Green livery to its predecessor (the AMR23), as well as a similar design philosophy to the latter.

However, the British outfit made it a point to say that there is only minor carryover from one car to the other – the majority of parts being new for 2024. This resulted in a lighter, more aerodynamically efficient race car, designed to perform well across a wider range of circuits.

If you recall, this used to be a weakness for the AMR23, which still achieved eight podiums and a total of 280 points last year. Yet, that car didn’t work as well as it could have on all tracks. Ultimately, Aston Martin finished last year in fifth place in the Constructors Standings, trailing McLaren by 22 points – the two outfits battled until the very end, but it was the latter that ultimately had the better car for the entire second half of the season.

“We are proud to debut the AMR24,” said team boss, Mike Krack. “It is the result of a huge effort by the whole team at our new AMR Technology Campus and it will allow the team to take another step forward in 2024.”

“Since the last race in 2023, everyone has been hyper-focused on improvements in every area, concentrating our efforts on what really makes a difference, what really matters to be better. Almost every area of the car has been refined and improved, building on our strengths and taking on board the lessons of the previous campaign. 2023 was our best season to date and our goal this season is to score regular points, podiums, and fight for our first win in green.”

What’s different about the AMR24?

Look closely and you’ll see that the front wing has been updated to help manage front wheel wake more efficiently. The goal here was to control the wake from the front tires and direct it away from the rest of the car to allow other downforce-producing surfaces to do their jobs properly.

Meanwhile, the sidepods (as well as the entire bodywork) have been overhauled, with a focus on airflow management around the floor and over the rear wing. As for the suspension, it’s got a push-rod setup both front and rear, with the rear design being optimized to accommodate Mercedes’ latest power unit and gearbox.

Driving the AMR24 this year will be Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll, the same pairing as last year.
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