The Aston Martin Aramaco Formula One Team launched their 2024 Grand Prix car on Monday.
Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso got their first taste of the car at the Silverstone circuit completing 200KM over the course of a filming day.
Tom McCullough, Performance Director:
“The AMR24 ran really reliably and without any issues all day. It was a successful filming day with the opportunity to secure some data in the background of the full 200km, with Lance running in the morning and Fernando in the afternoon. The way the car, our first from the AMRTC, has been built has been really impressive. Every year it gets better and better. So a big thank you to everyone for all of the hard work.”
Speaking about the new AMR24, Lance Stroll said:
There has been a real buzz around the AMRTC this winter. We’re still a young team, but we’re growing up fast. There’s that hunger and belief when you walk around the campus – a credit to all of the amazing people working here. We all want to push on from what we achieved last year, especially in the final part of the season when we made some strong progress – learning more about the car. I think that sets us up nicely for the new season and I can’t wait to get going.”
Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso, who is entering into his second season with the Silverstone-based outfit commented saying:
I am incredibly proud of this team and what has been achieved in such a short space of time. Not only the progress on the track, but the investment in all areas off-track at the AMRTC. I always enjoy this feeling at the start of a new campaign, with this season marking my 21st as a racing driver in Formula One. The whole team has worked flat-out on getting the AMR24 ready for the new season, but there are so many questions to answer in testing and the first few races. I am excited to get in the cockpit and start my second season in green.”