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Aston Martin

Aston Martin make F1 prediction after rival floors revealed

After Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari all suffered crashes in the recent double header, Aston Martin has predicted convergence for the future.

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Aston Martin Performance Director Tom McCullough has insisted car concepts will "converge" after numerous underfloors were revealed at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari all had their floors exposed after crashes for Sergio Perez, Lewis Hamilton and Carlos Sainz in the principality, with the Mexican's RB19 of particular interest given the intricacy of the design and the Milton Keynes-based outfit's dominance of F1.

At the other end of the scale, a crash for Logan Sargeant in Spain unveiled a simplistic Williams design to further detail the gulf in resources between the field.

With F1's ground-effect technical regulations still in relative infancy, a wide range of design concepts were employed across the grid, but after photos were acquired of the Red Bull underside, McCullough expects philosophies to close up.

Photos always interesting

"To be honest, it is not really my field of expertise," McCullough told media, including RacingNews365.

"I do think the philosophies of the cars tend to converge a bit to the fastest cars."

"Photos are always interesting to see, but ultimately you've got your own development tools - wind tunnel, CFD - you are forever trying parts to try to improve your flow structures, your downforce, your efficiency, etcetera.

"So interesting to look at but conceptually, not usually different so it is just more interesting."

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