Fernando Alonso reveals huge Aston Martin worry

Fernando Alonso is already delivering specific feedback on the AMR24 to Aston Martin.

Ahead of his second season with Aston Martin, Fernando Alonso is busy at work already in the simulator, as he looks to get the AMR24 into good condition for the upcoming championship.

Alonso performed brilliantly in 2023 and was largely responsible for the British side finishing fifth in the Constructors’ Championship, whilst he was entirely responsible for securing them eight podiums.

The two-time World Champion claimed all of Aston Martin’s podium last year and scored 132 points more than Lance Stroll.

Aston Martin signing Alonso to replace four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel is proving to be a magical decision, given how much he’s pushed the team on.

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His contract with them does expire at the end of 2024; however, he’s already expressed how much he’d love to be offered a new deal for 2025 and beyond.

Throughout his F1 career, Alonso has been known to push a team to its limit, to get them to make as much progress as possible.

2024 is seemingly no different, as the Spaniard is already commenting on specific things he’s discovered whilst driving the AMR24 in the simulator.

One thing he’s noticed is that the “steering is quite heavy”, something which could be circuit specific or possibly an area which needs to be worked on ahead of 2024.

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“The most noticeable shift, so you do [turn] six, then you upshift and then you turn right to do seven and the steering is quite heavy and it takes a little bit of time,” Alonso said in an Aston Martin YouTube video, as reported by GPFans.

Despite being 42 years old, Alonso is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

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In fact, for the majority of the first half of 2023, he was the only driver consistently taking the fight to Max Verstappen.

This rarely happened in the second half of last year but this was as a result of Aston Martin falling backwards due to upgrades which simply didn’t improve their package.

There is a great chance that Aston Martin will start strongly just like they did in 2023, with the key this year being to introduce upgrades which improve their performance, not make them slower.