Title: Aston Martin AMR23 F1
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The Aston Martin AMR23 is a Formula One racing car that competed in the 2023 Formula One World Championship. It is the third Formula One car entered by Aston Martin in the 21st century. The car was driven by Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso. The AMR23 immediately proved to be far more competitive than its predecessor, as the Aston Martin team were able to pick up 23 points from the opening round in Bahrain, with Fernando Alonso scoring the team’s second ever podium finish in third place, and Lance Stroll finishing in sixth place.

The AMR23 adopts a bold and aggressive design and marks a step change from its predecessor. With subtle changes to the 2023 technical regulations, aimed at refining 2022’s revolutionary rulebook and improving safety, Aston Martin applied their learnings from the previous season. The AMR23’s sidepods combine a scalloped upper surface with the deep-angled undercut seen on its predecessor. The aggressive shape is designed to better channel airflow towards the floor, rear wing and diffuser, while retaining the effective cooling elements and louvres that helped make the AMR22 one of the most reliable cars of last season.

Front wing design has been heavily regulated since 2022 – simplified to reduce dirty air and outwash – but it remains crucial to the aerodynamic performance of the car, as it directs airflow across all the aerodynamic surfaces. Any changes in this area can have a significant impact, and a revised concept sees the AMR23 feature a more aggressive front wing profile compared to its predecessor.

The move to ground-effect aerodynamics in 2022 left teams battling with porpoising and bouncing – an aerodynamic phenomenon that causes an F1 car to rapidly oscillate due to a sudden increase and decrease in downforce. To combat the phenomenon, the FIA has increased the height of the floor’s lateral edge by 15mm and raised the diffuser throat to reduce aero sensitivity under the car. The floor of the car has been stiffened to meet more stringent vertical deflection tests: there are six load application points on both sides of the car, and the floor cannot deflect more than 8mm when a total of 600N is applied to each side. With much of a modern-day F1 car’s downforce generated by the floor, the changes will reduce the overall downforce generated underneath the car, especially in fast corners. Extracting the most from the floor will be key to unlocking performance from the AMR23.

The race to improve safety in F1 never stops. The roll hoop regulations have changed to ensure that this section of the car is strong enough in the event of a roll and reduce the chance of the roll hoop digging into the ground. The mandated shape of the air intake now limits the extent to which teams can manage airflow around this area towards the sidepods and engine cover. To improve rearward visibility, the size of the mirrors has increased from 150mm x 50mm to 200mm x 50mm. The increase will influence airflow around the sidepods and towards the rear wheels. The current generation of F1 car is the heaviest in the sport’s history.