Aston Martin director on the new car: If my children say it's different, then it is



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Aston Martin director on the new car: If my children say it's different, then it is

Aston Martin has serious plans for the next season and they want to create a car that can compete with anyone. Aston Martin Formula 1 technical director Dan Fallows made an interesting statement regarding his children and the new car.

“I mean there is a limit to what we can do with the current rules,” he said, as quoted by motorsport.com. “I know that new cars always have to pass my test of my children. So if I put them in front of my children and they say they look different, then they look different.

I mean there is a limit to what we can do with the current rules,” he said when asked if it will look visibly different. “I know that new cars always have to pass my test of my children. So if I put them in front of my children and they say they look different, then they look different."

Floor regulations

Floor regulations could be a big problem for many, but we will see what will happen in the end.

“The new floor regulations are not an enormous change in reality,”-he said. “But they have had a reasonable dent in terms of the downforce the cars are able to produce. So we’ve had to try and overcome that deficit as well as everyone else will do.

I think it’s difficult to say whether some teams will be more affected than others, but certainly for us it was a reasonably significant downforce hit. But we’re obviously hoping for what the FIA is hoping for as well, it will help with everybody’s aerodynamic oscillations which we’re obviously very keen to get rid of”.

They learned a lot from this season. They want to apply the same in the next season. Aston Martin is an ambitious team that will make a real boom. “It’s been a big factor in building the confidence for next year,” he said.

“We’ve clearly started the year with a car that wasn’t where we wanted it to be, and we have shown that development, I think particularly in the second half of the season, we’ve really demonstrated that these kind of design principles that we put in place and the philosophies we’re adopting are paying off, and they’re going to pay dividends.

“So what we’re trying to do for next year is take a very aggressive development strategy, but build on the lessons from this year”.