Aston Martin has taken a significant step forward in its development of the AMR23, with some extensive changes made to the car ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix. The team had been conservative in its approach compared to its rivals, but following Fernando Alonso‘s call for progress, Aston Martin has made some notable revisions. One of the key changes is the introduction of more aggressive sidepods, featuring a deeper and wider channel along the top. This marks a departure from the team’s previous concept, which included a ‘water slide’ channel. Additionally, Aston Martin has implemented a revised floor to work in harmony with the new sidepods.
While the team hopes that these changes will improve its performance in Montreal, Alonso has downplayed the idea of a dramatically improved chance of victory. He believes that the reaction after the Spanish Grand Prix, where the team was uncompetitive, was more important than the specific race in Canada. Alonso remains optimistic about Aston Martin‘s prospects throughout the year and does not believe that any one weekend offers the biggest chance of winning. In fact, he considers Monaco to have been their best opportunity thus far, where they were only milliseconds away from pole position. Alonso is eagerly waiting for another chance to prove the team’s potential.