Lance Stroll gave Aston Martin’s new AMR24 its track debut on Monday at Silverstone in the wake of the car’s presentation.
The Silverstone-based outfit is using one of its two authorized filming days to shake down its 2024 contender ahead of the start of pre-season testing next week in Bahrain.
Aston aims to build on the solid foundation it established in 2023, a season during which it claimed eight podium finishes, courtesy of Fernando Alonso.
And the team’s new AMR24 challenger carries the weight of those expectations, while Stroll will be looking to step up his performance and also contribute podiums to his team’s track record.
“We’re trying to really build on on last year’s car,” Stroll commented on Sunday.
“We had a strong car last year, definitely opening up the season we came out really strong. Some weaknesses in the car at certain tracks some of those weaknesses were exposed and we struggled a lot more as a team.
“A lot of people the whole factory’s been working really hard on building from last year, improving some of the weaknesses and also building on the strengths of last year’s car,” he added.
“I’m definitely excited for the start of the season. But also throughout this season, it’s a long season in F1, and we want to also really build from race one to race 24 and make the car stronger and stronger throughout the year.”