Fernando Alonso left Alpine for Aston Martin in 2023, which confused fans and paddocks alike. It was questioned at the time why a team which was only fourth in terms of speed would move to a team who barely competed in the middle. He was a replacement for Sebastian Vettel, and hoped that he could enjoy success in the team. The German failed to do so. The gamble has paid off for him so far.
Silverstone’s team has now won three podiums in a row, thanks to the Spaniard. Alonso’s thoughts on Aston Martin were as follows: “I hoped 2023 would be a learning year and that in 2024 we could be competing with Ferrari, Mercedes, and other teams like this.” We must now deliver. We will soon see this.” The veteran is confident that his new team’s chances to challenge at the top of the next season by staying on the current course.
Alonso said, “From Baku to Imola to Barcelona, teams will begin to upgrade the cars and we must also be top in this regard.” We need to learn a lot on-track and off-track to be a contender for 2024, hopefully .”. He’s clearly motivated even though his career is nearing its end.
Aston Martin’s surprise title challenge will face strong opposition
The British team surprised the Formula One world by soaring to the top of the grid at the beginning of the 2023 racing season. This was in stark contrast to the poor results they had the previous season. Aston Martin hired Fernando Alonso, a two-time World Champion, to lead them to their goals. The Spaniard is not disappointing.
Fernando Alonso secured the team’s appearances on podiums in all three races of this season. Now they can compete with Mercedes and Ferrari. Aston Martin is a contender for the top spot, even though Red Bull has the advantage of a superior car. With the right upgrades and breakthroughs in development, Aston Martin can be compared to Red Bull. Aston Martin has the perfect financial backing thanks to Lawrence Stroll. The team is also driven by passion and desire for success, as drivers and staff demand more, despite their continued success.
In order to compete at the top of the field, they will have to keep up with Mercedes and Ferrari, as they upgrade and develop their cars. If they want to continue on their current path, then the team must match the Silver Arrows and Scuderia in terms of development rates during the season. These teams are used to being at or near the top, and will be formidable competitors.
Aston Marin is currently second in the Constructors’ Championship with 65 points. They must continue to progress and avoid any setbacks. Mercedes and Ferrari will overtake them if they stop. Mercedes and Ferrari will both be looking to upgrade their cars in Baku after the 4-week gap between races, which could reduce Aston Martin’s advantage. The teams’ title ambitions in 2024 will be determined by their performance this year against the Brackley and Maranello teams.
Alonso has a good basis for his prediction that Aston Martin will be at the top of the field in a few years. He claims their winter breakthroughs put them one year ahead in their quest to compete for a championship. The deciding factor is their consistency in development compared to their competitors. This will be revealed over the next few weeks.