Fighting words from Fernando Alonso: Aston Martin faster than Ferrari

The Spaniard is full of confidence after an impressive showing by Aston Martin in F1 pre-season testing

-

After impressing the many observers of the 2023 F1 test in Bahrain, Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso has claimed the team are even ahead of Ferrari when it comes to the speed of their car. 

The AMR23 is radically different from its predecessor as Alonso put it though its paces at the Bahrain International Circuit ahead of the F1 2023 season opener – the 2023 Bahrain GP

Such was the nature of Aston Martin’s performance, many, including Total-Motorsport.com, rank Aston Martin as one of Formula 1’s front-running teams for 2023

“On the last test day, for example, we did a race simulation,” Alonso said at a promotional event. “Then we did 57 laps, the same thing we are going to do this week in Bahrain. 

“We put fuel in for those 57 laps and did the full race with the full set-up, even changing tyres. 

“At the same time, Ferrari were doing the same simulation as us with the same fuel, same stops and we were faster than them.”

Horner compliments Aston Martin

The pace of the Aston Martin AMR23 didn’t go unnoticed among their rivals with Red Bull boss Christian Horner highlighting their impressive test performance. 

“I think they have made a big step. It looks like their car concept has moved them forward and they’re not far behind. Fernando, in particular, looks very competitive,” said the Red Bull boss.

John Smith
John Smithhttps://total-motorsport.com
Editor at Total-Motorsport.com and all round Motorsport journalist specialising in Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E.
- Advertisment -

LATEST NEWS

Oliver Rowland, Sebastien Buemi and Sam Bird battle at the Misano E-Prix | Formula E

Formula E standings after 2024 Misano E-Prix

0
Two stunning races at the 2024 Misano E-Prix reshaped the Formula E Driver and Team Standings as both Porsche...
Jake Dennis of Andretti at the 2024 Misano E-Prix | Formula E

Dennis: Formula E brings something different, F1 is just a procession

0
Jake Dennis believes Formula E's peloton style of racing brings something different to motorsport in an era where Formula...
Pascal Wehrlein in action during the 2024 Misano E-Prix | Formula E

Wehrlein Secures Dramatic Misano E-Prix Win After Rowland Runs Out of Energy

0
In a stunning turn of events at the 2024 Misano E-Prix, Pascal Wehrlein seized a dramatic victory, capitalising on...
Pascal Wehrlein at the 2024 Misano E-Prix | Porsche Formula E Team

Results for Misano E-Prix 2024 Formula E Round 7

0
A dramatic end to Formula E Round 7 at the 2024 Misano E-Prix saw leader Oliver Rowland run out...
Oliver Rowland, Sebastien Buemi and Sam Bird battle at the Misano E-Prix | Formula E

Formula E Misano E-Prix 2024 Race 2 highlights and results: Wehrlein wins on dramatic...

0
Welcome to this Total Motorsport Live Blog for Round 7 of the 2024 Formula E World Championship, where history is set...
William Byron and crew chief Rudy Fugle celebrate victory in Martinsville in 2024 | NASCAR

How often are NASCAR Cup Series podium sweeps?

0
It almost feels too good to be true. Hendrick Motorsports winning on the 40-year anniversary of their first ever...
Lewis Hamilton faces the media at the 2024 Japanese GP | Jiri Krenek / Mercedes F1 team

Lewis Hamilton discusses the challenge of transitioning to Ferrari

0
Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he's not sure how to navigate the transition from Mercedes to Ferrari as it...
Antonio Felix da Costa looks on ahead of the 2024 Misano E-Prix | Formula E

Antonio Felix da Costa stripped of Misano E-Prix victory

0
Antonio Felix Da Costa of Porsche has been disqualified from the inaugural Misano E-Prix, resulting in his loss of...
Mitch Evans during the 2024 Misano E-Prix | Jaguar Formula E Team / LAT Images

Mitch Evans brands Max Gunther driving ‘dirty’ and ‘ridiculous’

0
Mitch Evans has hit out at Maximilian Gunther's driving in the first 2024 Misano E-Prix after the pair battled...
Mitch Evans leads the field in the first 2024 Misano E-Prix | Formula E

Is Formula E ‘crazy’ peloton-style racing too dangerous?

0
If you turned on the TV and watched the first 2024 Misano E-Prix, you would have seen Formula E...
- Advertisment -