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Alonso “way more optimistic” about Aston Martin after first run with workforce – EAST AUTO NEWS

Alonso “way more optimistic” about Aston Martin after first run with workforce


Fernando Alonso says he’s “way more optimistic” in regards to the efficiency of the Aston Martin automotive after making his debut for the workforce throughout the Abu Dhabi take a look at.

All ten groups have been in a position to run two automobiles every on the Yas Marina Circuit, with 2023 tires being examined and one rookie driver needing to check per workforce.

At Aston Martin, Felipe Drugovich carried out younger driver duties whereas Alonso accomplished 97 laps earlier than handing over to Lance Stroll, and after having the ability to examine his new workforce’s automotive to the Alpine he raced on the weekend, the Spaniard was impressed.

“I’m way more optimistic now,” Alonso mentioned. “After I signed for Aston I used to be 90% pleased, once they began bettering and completed the season on a excessive I used to be 100, this morning I used to be 100, now I’m 100 plus.

“I used to be fortunately stunned on the whole lot, however this 12 months’s automotive isn’t close to what we’ll run subsequent 12 months, so it isn’t something to get assured or something like that, it’s not that it’s going to be a continuation of this automotive.

“For positive that they had a really robust weekend right here, Sebastian qualifying in entrance of me, so I don’t assume there was a lot of a distinction between Aston and Alpine on the weekend, and I felt principally the identical as effectively, felt a really aggressive automotive, each Astons within the factors so it was a superb automotive anyway.”

Almost reaching 100 laps and setting the third quickest time on the level he handed over, Alonso believes he gained’t want lengthy to really feel at dwelling within the Aston Martin, though was left with some ache from his seat that may want refitting over the winter.

“It is extremely helpful and when you have got a comparability two days in the past identical circuit identical circumstances it’s great as you possibly can spot many issues, however we are able to speak in regards to the stability and speak with the workforce, however we hope subsequent 12 months the automotive goes to be fully totally different.

“The automotive was behaving effectively, we had some considerations on the steering suggestions as at Alpine the primary 12 months we needed to work lots for almost 5 months on steering help and suggestions.

“We had some considerations that we spoke about the previous couple of weeks, so it was a cheerful shock that I felt OK with Aston’s system and we don’t want to alter a lot.

“It’s at all times an additional problem once you change groups as a result of it is advisable get used to new individuals, new methods of working, new philosophies however on the finish of the day what counts is the timed lap on observe. I feel the primary run I did 26.6, three tenths off my greatest time, so adaptation is almost over.”

Alonso “way more optimistic” about Aston Martin after first run with workforce – EAST AUTO NEWS
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