First pictures: Aston Martin reveals genuine AMR23

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Aston Martin have officially revealed their car for the 2023 Formula 1 season, the AMR23, at their factory at Silverstone.

The team’s new car is the last that will be produced at their existing factory as work on their new facility at the Silverstone site continues into 2023.

The car will be driven by Lance Stroll and new signing Fernando Alonso – the double world champion joining the team from Alpine for this season.

Alonso says he is pleased that the team have unveiled their genuine 2023 challenger, rather than just reveal its livery for the new season.

“Today, we see the full size – the real car,” Alonso said. “I think the fans will appreciate as well that we launched the real car. It is sometimes disappointing to see just a show car just with different stickers.”

Once again the car is predominantly painted in the ‘British Racing Green’ colour, with some bare carbon showing to save weight. Co-title sponsors Aramco (the team’s fuel supplier) and Cognizant have the largest presence on the car in terms of logos. Alonso’s personal sponsor Citi now also joins the team and features in the livery, with its logo on the halo.

The AMR23 is the 27th and last design to come out of the doors of the original factory, which was first home to Jordan and then Midland, Spyker, Force India and Racing Point before the current ownership – led by Stroll‘s father Lawrence – changed the team’s name to Aston Martin in 2021.

Pictures: 2023 Aston Martin AMR23

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9 comments on “First pictures: Aston Martin reveals genuine AMR23”

  1. At least some teams are willing to launch their actual cars, the same approach at this time last year.

  2. Remember all the diversity in design from last year?

    That apparently was just a symptom of a bunch of people getting it terribly wrong in the absence of a Red Bull to show the way.

    1. @proesterchen
      Most of the designs we’ve seen so far combine the RBR sidepods undercut with the Ferrari bathtub solution. Ferrari did have the best all around car in the first car half of 2022 before the TD039 was introduced. Red Bull’s design philosophy is about maximizing the diffuser effect which has been Adrian Newey territory for a long period of time. They were even able to run a higher rake set up than any other team by the end of last year.

      The Ferrari concept is about maximizing the ground effect. They were able to generate more peak downforce than Red Bull till they were held back by the TD039. You have also to consider the fact that the FIA and thanks to Mercedes lobbying added some changes to the 2023 rules like raising the floor by 1.5mm in addition to the anti-porpoising measure already implemented in 2022 that will almost dictate the design philosophy and the set ups of the cars.

      1. I seem to remember that when Ferrari was ahead in early 2022, they had a considerable advantage in weight compared to Red Bull, and it was that gap narrowing as both teams got closer to the min weight allowed that accounted for a lot of the difference in speed we saw across the season.

        Not sure, again, but I think it was in AMuS, and they claimed RBR was 20kg overweight initially, while Ferrari was just 10kg over, IIRC. (which would be about 3 tenths a lap on your average GP circuit)

        1. @proesterchen
          The RB18 was initially something round 15kg overweight which is a lot. Ferrari were a 1kg off the weight limit from the get go. The RB18 managed to reach the weight limit with the Hungarian GP upgrade package. The weight is very important and it surely narrowed the gap, though the weight doesn’t change the characteristics of the car. Let me explain, the F1-75 and the RB18 were eventually matched in the first part of the season with Ferrari having the edge in pure performance. Both cars were having similar lap times but were achieved differently.

          The RB18 was all about the aerodynamic efficiency ( the coefficient between drag and downforce) and it was mighty on the straights. It was designed with porpoising in mind with the rear suspension working to prevent the floor from hitting the ground under load. The front and rear suspensions were designed by Newey himself.

          The F1-75 was about peak downforce, it held the upper hand in the high speed corners and in terms of traction out of the slow corners. The performance in the medium speed corners was eventually matched. This been demonstrated in telemetry analysis of both cars performances after every qualy session in the podcast of Motorport Italia with Giorgio Piola.

          Once the TD039 was introduced the F1-75 went into crisis and lost the edge in the slow and high speed corners while the RB18 still held the edge on the straights and in the tyre management department. The floor and the sidepods of the car were not designed to deal with the additional ride height forced by the plank wear and anti-porpoising related measures.

          Moreover, Ferrari weren’t able to replicate their performances of the first part of the season. For example they dominated the Monaco GP performance wise but weren’t able to replicate that performance the Singapore GP.

    2. @proesterchen – made the exact same comment after the McLaren launch. The answers to the aerodynamic questions seem to have converged mighty quickly.

  3. Interesting sidepods. Heavily scooped.

  4. They have more than enough budget to create a show car if they wanted so if they really felt like they had something novel to protect from other teams’ curious eyes, you better believe they would have launched a “show car with different stickers.”

    This, to me, tells me that they aren’t concerned about other teams stealing their ideas because they aren’t worth stealing.

  5. I guess they save money from the cost cap by reusing last year’s livery?

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