Fernando Alonso raises concern about Aston Martin

March 18, 2024

Fernando Alonso fears Aston Martin are still at least “two or three tenths” behind Mercedes and McLaren.

Hopefully, Aston are the third-best team behind Red Bull and Ferrari this season. However , F1 veteran driver Alonso believes that even Mercedes and McLaren could be ahead.

Alonso finished fifth in Saudi Arabia and ninth in Bahrain.”I think [the Saudi Grand Prix] was better,” he said this week. “We did introduce a new part on Friday that worked really well. And I think we made a step forward in terms of performance.”But we still miss maybe two or three tenths compared to McLaren and Mercedes, and we will keep chasing that kind of performance.

It is difficult, but it’s a nice challenge and an interesting season ahead.”The veteran Spaniard added: “Happy with the race result, in front of both Mercedes, one McLaren and one Ferrari.

It’s the maximum I think we can wish at the moment.”We saw again in the race that we still miss two or three tenths compared to Mercedes and McLaren, maybe a little bit more compared to Red Bull and Ferrari. While in qualifying we seem pretty close. So yeah, we need to keep working deligent on the race pace.”