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Fernando Alonso Cautiously Optimistic About AMR24 Improvements

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Fernando Alonso’s arrival at the Imola circuit has sparked interest in the upgrades that Aston Martin has in store. While there have been rumors of significant improvements, Alonso has tempered expectations. He acknowledges that there are indeed new developments, but he also points out that similar updates have been introduced in previous races, such as Japan, Jeddah, and Bahrain. The competition is fierce, and closing the gap with the front-runners remains a challenge.

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The anticipation for upgrades has been building since the Miami Grand Prix, where it was rumored that Aston Martin had prepared an extensive package of improvements. The goal was not only to catch up with the cars ahead but also to regain an advantage over Red Bull Racing (RB) and Alpine, who were competitive in the last race.

However, Fernando Alonso clarifies that the upcoming improvements at Silverstone, which will be introduced during the Imola race, may not be as game-changing as initially expected. While the team is working hard, the reality of the 2024 development race is complex. Other teams are also pushing for updates, making it challenging to find those crucial fractions of a second.

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“I think it is extremely challenging to develop the car this season and find these small differences,” Fernando Alonso said. “Sometimes they need two tenths, other times eight, let’s see if all the new parts we bring work in Imola,” he has shown as a kind of ‘ray’ of hope. 

Fernando Alonso Expects Good Step Forward from Aston Martin Upgrades

Fernando Alonso

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Aston Martin recently announced that Fernando Alonso has signed a new Formula 1 contract, committing to the team until at least 2026. The decision came after Alonso’s unconventional press release, where he stated, “I am here to stay.” But what led to this commitment?

Although Alonso characterized his decision to stay at Aston Martin as “easy,” he did admit that talks with other teams had taken place. These discussions were part of the standard process of checking out the market. However, Alonso felt the most wanted at Aston Martin. He emphasized that all other conversations were light and never led to any concrete conclusions. In contrast, Aston Martin expressed a clear desire to work together, making the decision straightforward.

Regarding the recent upgrades, Alonso expressed satisfaction. Aston Martin introduced a new floor at Zandvoort, and both the car’s feel and data confirmed that the upgrade was working as expected. Alonso described it as “definitely a step forward.” The team’s commitment to development and performance improvements played a crucial role in his decision to stay.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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