Canadian owned Formula One (F1) team Aston Martin looks to be on track for a phenomenal season this year. The team scored second place in first practice, first place in second practice and third and sixth place in the first race of the season last week in Bahrain. Now it has been revealed that Aston Martin has a significant advantage in wind tunnel time which should only improve their performance as the season goes on!
Aston Martin is a Canadian owned F1 team and was formally known as Racing Point in 2020. The car was fast that year scoring pole position and even a race win throughout the season. The team ended up finishing fourth place for the season. However, when the team changed over to Aston Martin they’re speed significantly decreased and the team dropped to seventh place for the past two years in the Constructors Championship.
The team was smart though and used those two years to invest money into their 2023 car. With the changes they’ve made to the car they’re seeing massive improvements in their overall speed, lap times, and finishing positions!
With Fernando Alonso’s third place podium last week, he secured the highest result the team has seen in the past two years and Aston Martin currently sits second in the Constructors Championship.
Now it has been revealed that Aston Martin has significantly more wind tunnel time then their competitors which will only increase their performance as the season goes on. The wind tunnel is a tool that teams use to see how their car will preform during races. However, this tool is limited and lots of teams have used the majority of their time so far.
Things are looking good for the Canadian team! Let’s hope they can keep the momentum rolling and secure solid rankings in the Drivers and Constructors Championship throughout the course of the year!