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Aston Martin

Aston Martin needs 'A game' to continue Ferrari and Mercedes threat

Dan Fallows believes that the team will need to maintain their momentum to continue challenging Ferrari and Mercedes throughout the long season.

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Aston Martin Technical Director, Dan Fallows, believes the team needs to maintain their momentum to keep challenging Ferrari and Mercedes.

The team has been competitive in the opening four races of the 2023 season, with Fernando Alonso finishing on the podium at each apart from Baku.

With the team eyeing potential wins at Monaco and Hungary, Fallows says it will be tough to keep Mercedes and Ferrari behind for most of the season.

"We're obviously delighted we're in that situation. But as we've seen in the last couple of races, they [Ferrari and Mercedes] are incredibly strong competitors," said Fallows.

"We're gonna have to be absolutely on our 'A-game' to carry on fighting with them at the same level for the rest of the season."

Fallows not concerned about aero rules affecting them

Part of the reason why Aston Martin has been so successful in the opening races has been down to the new sliding aero development rules in F1.

They had more development time to spend than the top three in the off-season, which enabled them to spend a lot of resources on making a better car.

Fallows is optimistic their good form in 2023 will not impact their ability to develop their concept for the future.

"It's definitely been a big positive for us, because we had to do a lot of catching up with our development," explained Fallows.

"We had a concept last year and I think we saw during last year that we managed to make a lot of progress with that concept.

"That's in no small part comes down to the ATR limits that we have. How much of a penalty would it be if that gets reduced in the future? Now I think that we've got a good sort of development direction to pursue, it shouldn't be that much penalty."

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