Aston Martin reveal main way they’re trying to copy Red Bull

Aston Martin performance director Tom McCullough has highlighted the team's efforts to match Red Bull.

Aston Martin is dedicating its efforts to strengthening and optimising the Drag Reduction System (DRS) for improved performance through upgrades to their AMR23 car this season. 

Tom McCullough, the team’s Performance Director, has emphasised their focus on emulating the strong DRS effect that the dominant Red Bull team enjoys.

“We have been working on that,” McCullough stated. “That has been an area of focus for us. 

“We are working on that, every upgrade we bring to the car, targeting helping the efficiency of the DRS. So further steps on that all the time.”

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The DRS plays a vital role in Formula 1 racing, allowing drivers to adjust the rear wing of their cars to minimise drag and achieve higher speeds on specific sections of the track. 

By enhancing the effectiveness of their DRS system, Aston Martin aims to boost their competitiveness and provide their drivers with better overtaking opportunities during races.

The team’s dedication to improving the DRS is a testament to their commitment to maximising the performance of their car and closing the gap to the front-runners in the championship. 

As they continue to develop and introduce upgrades, Aston Martin seeks to elevate their DRS capabilities to match those of their rivals.

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McCullough’s statement underscores the team’s determination to harness every opportunity to enhance their overall performance and gain an edge in the highly competitive world of Formula 1. 

The focus on refining the DRS system reflects Aston Martin’s continuous pursuit of excellence and their relentless pursuit of success on the track.

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Aston Martin has proved to be the stand out team this season, propelling themselves from the back of the grid into the title picture following the addition of Fernando Alonso to their driver line-up.

Alonso has secured podiums in all but two of the races this season amid a strong comeback in his career despite being the oldest driver on the grid.

The 41-year-old is only nine points behind Sergio Perez in the Drivers’ Championship, giving the Spaniard a strong chance at finishing as runner-up in the title race this season.