Fernando Alonso could not celebrate the historic season at Barcelona. Despite the fact that he was close to finishing first in the Monaco Grand Prix, the reality was that his feelings in Spain became less and less. The Car and Driver medium was emphatic in confirming the team’s anger. “At Aston Martin they’ve ended up with a crooked gesture because of the lack of competition. It’s not that they’ve been overtaken by Mercedes, something that has already happened in Australia, it’s that Ferrari are also running on higher tyres. The ones on the circuit have escaped them.” decline, something that the Italian team has to suffer. Missing the podium did not hurt, as it happened in Baku, with a pure rhythm race more than half a minute off the podium and more than a minute from victory. Poor classification is also not an explanation for the result, as Russell started even further than two Aston Martins”, he decides.
Fernando Alonso also attached importance to what happened. “Starting that far you can come back but to some degree and Russell and Checo were both quick today so there wasn’t much to do but start with Hamilton which I could do without the broken floor, It would have been second. You come out on top, you go with the front end, you consume less tires and you finish third or even fourth today, which has happened in some races like Miami, where we finish on the podium. And we did it for a good Saturday and in Monaco. We have saved many podiums for a good Saturday and here it was fatal, because the podium was complicated,” admitted Heaven.
“Martin Whitmarsh (CEO of Aston Martin) told me that the biggest update of the year should come to Canada. He won’t tell me what it is, but I think it’s a new destination. Because they’re already in other countries. Areas in detail and I think they will continue with their philosophy of ‘sidepods’ (pontoons) as it works quite well,” says the German publication.
It should be borne in mind, as already mentioned, that Canada is a special landscape because it alternates all kinds of curves and a long straight line in which Aston Martins would suffer.