Aston Martin Team Principal Mike Krack has insisted that his squad must not let its recent downturn in form become consistent at the end of the season.
The Silverstone-based squad started the current campaign with a rapid car, with Fernando Alonso scoring six podiums in the opening eight races.
However, it has slipped back in the pecking order at recent events, unable to contest for podiums with Mercedes, Ferrari and McLaren making improvements.
Aston Martin currently sits fourth in the Constructors' Championship and has bagged just six points in the last three races.
Krack has called on his team to ensure that the end-of-season form doesn't continue to spiral downward.
“This is very important. It's a bit of the opposite of last year,” he told media including RacingNews365.com.
“If you have a good start, and then others are overtaking you, and it is much more difficult for the morale than if you do it vice versa.
“And that is something that, for us, it's very, very important to turn the trend around.
“Whatever that leads to finally, we have to see, but this trend has to be turned.”
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No concerns over 2024
As it bids to end the year on a high, Aston Martin will continue to develop its car until the end of the year.
The decision comes despite much of the grid placing focus on the challengers for next year with only a handful of rounds remaining this season.
However, Krack insists that it will not compromise his team's plans for the car that it will field next year.
“No, I don't think so,” he said. “Because the rules stay the same.
“So whatever we learn on this year's car, we can transfer to next year’s car.”