Aston Martin and Fernando Alonso have become by their own merits the stellar protagonists of the start of the Formula 1 World Cup. The team that finished seventh in the constructors’ championship last year has started 2023 with a memorable podium for the Spanish driver, a result that stirs the status quo in the noble area, where it is very rare for interference of this type to occur. A new hunter has arrived at the private preserve of Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes. And of course, that has raised blisters.
the phrase of Sergio Perez during the press conference after the Bahrain Grand Prix confirmed the suspicions within Red Bullat the moment only ironic, but that could go up in tone if Aston Martin It keeps getting closer to your domain. “It’s nice to see three cars from Red Bull on the podium,” said the Mexican, sitting next to max verstappen and his own alonso. They both burst out laughing at the joke. Czech. Each for their reasons.
Even sharper was the taunt that Marko Helmutone of the key figures of Red Bulllaunched to Dan Fallows. The current technical director of Aston Martin worked for many years in Red Bull and he is the key figure in all this controversy. “Which fallows had in his head can not be erased. Focus copying is not prohibited. However, can it be copied in such detail without having documentation of our car? marko.
The engineer Andrew Alessi also changed at the time Red Bull by Aston Martinwithin the aggressive transfer policy undertaken by Lawrence Stroll, owner of the British team. For example, from Mercedes was brought to Eric Blandin to serve as deputy technical director. The green cars run powered by German brand engines and lewis hamilton He believes that it is not the only help that his team has provided Aston Martin…
“They have practically half of our car and that is bad news for us,” warned the Englishman at the circuit sakhirwhere he was one of the victims of the brilliant comeback undertaken by Fernando Alonso until finishing in third position. The Asturian was advanced by the Mercedes at the start, but later a rematch would be charged with both, also with George Russell.
For his part, Carlos Sainz recognized that Aston Martin is already ahead of Ferrari in a fundamental aspect: tire degradation. “It is clear that both Red Bull as Aston Martin degrade much less. It is something that we will have to analyze and see what we are going to do,” said the Spaniard.