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Aston Martin launch radically-different AMR23 F1 car

Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll unveiled the AMR23 at Aston Martin's brand-new factory.

Aston Martin have launched their radically-different AMR23 2023 Formula 1 car - with it featuring differences in "every critical area." The car was unveiled by Lance Stroll who was joined on stage by his new teammate Fernando Alonso in the team's new factory at their Silverstone campus. Alonso joined Aston after departing from Alpine, taking the seat vacated by Sebastian Vettel following his F1 retirement. It is the first machine fully designed under the technical leadership of Dan Fallows who joined the team in mid-2022 from Red Bull amid a continued recruitment campaign in order to build the team up to championship-winning calibre.

The car is a near-complete evolution on the one that delivered seventh-place in the 2022 Constructors', with Fallows content with the launch specification delivered by the team. However, he believes that "two-thirds" of the package will change over the course of the season as the team unlock potential development upgrades and paths from the new concept. "The design team was adamant that it wanted to tackle these regulations without compromise, we want to move up the grid and start challenging the teams at the front – and you can’t do that by sitting back and being conservative," Fallows explained. "The AMR23 is a significant development of the car we refined in the latter half of 2022 – and we have improved it in every critical area. "It optimises the solutions we felt would offer us the most performance, and it embodies the joint vision we have embraced and have built together over the recent months. "Now we need to focus on delivering an ambitious yet efficient programme of updates for the first race and across the remainder of the season." Team Principal Mike Krack added that the focus of the team was on delivering a "strong start and then maintaining momentum." "For this year our aim must be to build a car that can fully deliver on its performance potential from the first moment it hits the track," he explained. "Making a strong start to the year and then maintaining that momentum is necessary if we are to make further advances towards the front of the grid, and as an organisation, we are working hard to achieve that." A full picture gallery of the AMR23 can be viewed here.

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