Aston Martin has been surprising everyone for weeks. Just before the signing of Fernando Alonso was announced. They already brought a revolution that left the entire grid looking at them trying to guess. If it was an improvement… or something that was not within the legality. It was nothing other than his rear wing. The FIA approved that it was within the law, but many even filed complaints about that design.
Dave Robson, head of vehicle performance at Williams, maintains that there is no problem with these changes. “Isn’t that what you say when you’re a little jealous and realize you didn’t see it yourself?” he muses.
“The rules are so complicated and the way they’re written means there are always potential loopholes. Because they’re written in such detail, no one is going to follow the spirit if there’s a way to get an advantage,” he tells ‘GP Fans. ‘.
“Fair play for Aston Martin. That’s what makes the sport interesting, to be honest, so I don’t have a problem with that,”
Fernando Alonso does not see any type of problem in this evolution, rather the opposite. “Fair play for Aston Martin. That’s what makes the sport interesting, to be honest, so I don’t have a problem with that,” reflects the engineer.
As for what may happen in the future, we will have to wait if other teams follow in the footsteps of the Silverstone-based team or if, on the contrary, they continue to argue that it is illegal.
“If this particular technology is legal, and everything indicates that it is, everything is going in the right direction. The question is whether they are going to spend time and effort copying it or if they all agree to change the way they are written to align them with the spirit,” he says.
In addition, there are many others who echo these changes. In fact, at Aston Martin, they assure that they would be very surprised in the event that finally nobody brought the news in the next races. “The next races with a lot of downforces are the Netherlands and Singapore. I will be surprised if we are the only ones racing in Singapore with this idea,” said Mike Krack in a few words collected by the GP Fans website.