Aston Martin AMR22 on diet: “Weight is a big problem at the moment”

Aston Martin AMR22 on diet: “Weight is a big problem at the moment”


Remember, don’t worry, since the outbreak of the corona epidemic, not only have we gained more and more weight, but also Formula 1 cars had to pay for it. Fasting such of course is very difficult, including Aston Martin AMR22. The car is on a diet to lose 350 grams, which may not seem like much, but for a Formula 1 car, that can make a difference of a few places. The car has lost this weight by using less paint on the car.

The new Formula 1 cars have become heavier during the winter. The minimum weight of the car has increased by 43 kg to no less than 795 kg. Almost all teams have problems reaching the target weight, some cars weigh 10 kg.

This extra weight usually affects the cars lap times. Aston Martin it has removed the paint from some parts. Andrew Greenof Aston Martin told Motorsport: “Weight is a huge issue at the moment. These cars are heavy by law, and it’s a challenge to get to the weight limit. We’ve got the whole car from the front to check the back and paint it. We’ve got it everywhere we can. I think we saved about 350 grams. in total.”

Also a championship candidate Red Bull it is too heavy. The team has requested the FIA ​​to increase the weight by at least 20 kg, the FIA ​​approached the team and increased the weight by three kg. Red Bull boss Paul Monaghan fears that even if Red Bull can achieve a lower weight, he fears that the car will become heavier again as a result of the update.