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F1 News: Aston Martin Slated In Red Bull Comparison – “Upgraded RB19”

Aston Martin’s AMR24, the latest addition to the 2024 Formula 1 grid, draws significant inspiration from Red Bull’s championship-winning RB19 of 2023, suggests former F1 driver Romain Grosjean. This continuation of a strategic approach echoes Aston Martin’s previous season, where their 2023 car shared design similarities with Red Bull’s dominant machine.

Key Takeaways:

  • Former F1 driver Romain Grosjean observes that Aston Martin’s 2024 car, the AMR24, is inspired by Red Bull’s 2023 title-winning RB19, continuing a strategy seen in the previous season.
  • The influence from Red Bull became prominent last year when Aston Martin enlisted former Red Bull aerodynamics chief Dan Fallows during the development of their 2023 car, contributing to early-season competitiveness.
  • Grosjean notes that the AMR24 appears as an upgraded version of Red Bull’s 2023 car, incorporating design elements and philosophy from the dominant RB19 of the previous year.

After Aston Martin unveiled the AMR24 recently, Grosjean observed the continued influence of Red Bull. He perceives this challenger as being derived from and then improved upon the dominant RB19 that helped Red Bull dominate the grid last year.

Speaking on the similarities between Aston Martin’s and Red Bull’s car, Grosjean explained on his YouTube channel:

“I think Aston Martin last year took a 2022 Red Bull and used a lot of the philosophy that was made on the Red Bull in 2022.

“And I feel like the 2024 Aston Martin is an upgraded 2023 Red Bull. I mean, I don’t blame them. That was the fastest car last year.

“You can see the sidepods on the side, you can see the front wing, you can see the small tiny air entry on the sidepods, the rear wing.

“They’ve pushed their philosophy and what they did last year to the next level. As I say, they’ve very much used what was the fastest car in the paddock and upgraded it, so on paper it should work well.

“It is an upgraded version of what they had last year, also with some inspiration from Red Bull, so why not do it, when Red Bull has been dominating so far.

“One thing that we noticed this year in the trend is the rear bodywork shape. It’s not the nicest in the world, but seems that pretty much every team has been running that shape at the back.”

With Aston Martin poised to carry forward the Red Bull legacy on the F1 grid, the AMR24’s debut sparks anticipation for a season where the echoes of Red Bull’s dominance continue to reverberate.

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