F1: Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso Targets This Grand Prix in 2023 Season to Win a Race

By Divyam Dubey | on May 23, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Due to the outstanding performance of Aston Martin in 2023, Fernando Alonso believes he will have a good chance of winning a race this season. The Spaniard has identified three critical Grands Prix where that triumph may come, including the forthcoming race in Monaco. He is now third in the drivers' championship standings. It has been little over a decade since two-time world champion Alonso last won a Grand Prix race, in the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix for Ferrari. However, with the success of Aston Martin so far this season, a return to the winner's circle is within reach. Alonso has finished third in four of the five races he has competed in during his debut season with the green team. This weekend's Monaco Grand Prix may be Alonso's first opportunity to challenge for a race win this season, thanks to the unique characteristics of the Monte Carlo street circuit that may minimise the strengths of the dominant Red Bull RB19 while simultaneously concealing the weaknesses of the Aston Martin AMR23.

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Aston Martin’s 2023 Season

F1 Aston Martin

Many people believe that the 41-year-old will eventually win a race, and he has been one of the season's biggest storylines. In addition, Alonso has high confidence in his ability to deliver Aston Martin a Grand Prix win in 2023 and has identified the races where this is most likely to occur, with his sights set on the possibility at Monaco.

With Aston Martin's meteoric climb since they finished seventh in the constructors' championship in 2022, Alonso may feel comfortable about his move from Alpine. Currently, Aston Martin has 102 points and is in second place in the constructors' championship, 122 points behind the leader, Red Bull.

Challenging Season for Mercedes

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To better compete with Red Bull, Aston Martin, and Ferrari in the Monaco Grand Prix, Mercedes is preparing a slew of upgrades to introduce on the track. The planned changes were to be installed in time for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, but the race was postponed by F1 when catastrophic floods hit the area. As a result, Mercedes will present the W14 with its upcoming upgrades in the Monaco Grand Prix.

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The difficulties of Monaco's street circuit make it a poor choice for beta-testing innovative technologies. The layout is very cramped and unforgiving, which might cause mishaps that harm the new components. Aerodynamic performance data is difficult to collect because of the uneven track surface and low-speed turns of the street circuit.

Mercedes has decided to go through with the updates despite the risks associated with debuting them in Monaco. Several important considerations led to this conclusion. The team has high hopes that the changes they made to the sidepods, the floor, and the front suspension would result in noticeable gains in speed. There are no major advantages to be gained by delaying its implementation.

Tags: F1 Aston Martin Fernando Alonso Monaco Grand Prix

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