It takes commitment, focus, and determination to reach the pinnacle of motorsport. To embark on a journey in Formula One takes even more.
The 2023 season has been Aston Martin F1 Team's finest to date in many ways. Well before the campaign started, we gave it our all in pre-season testing – with Felipe stepping in for an injured Lance – before Fernando pulled off a magical race to secure a podium on debut with the team while Lance was grit and determination personified to finish P6 in the season opener.
The podiums kept on coming, and just three races into the season we'd eclipsed last year's points total after an action-packed Australian Grand Prix. Seven rounds in, after Fernando's home race, we'd exceeded our combined total of points since our debut Formula One season. By the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, we'd secured fifth in the standings and consolidated our best-ever points total in Formula One.
It's been a special 12 months with incredible experiences delivered to I / AM members trackside, at the AMR Technology Campus, and beyond. We've felt the support of our fans resonate around the world and we've brought them closer to the sport than ever before this season.
2023 has been an unforgettable chapter in our journey, and these are the numbers and statistics behind it...
The number of points we've scored over 22 Grands Prix and six Sprints – ensuring 2023 has been our most successful season to date. This total, which put us fifth in the final Constructors' Championship standings, is five times more than the total we achieved in 2022.
Oil changes conducted by the team trackside in 2023. That's approximately four on Thursday, three after third practice, and three after Qualifying. The process involves draining all the oil from the engine and replacing it to provide optimal performance during the following sessions.
Pitstops practised trackside in 2023, not including the amount the team has practised in the Campus during winter break. Along with practice pitstops, our team members spend countless hours in the gym before the season to prepare for the races ahead.
Hours spent unpacking freight, and assembling the garage and the cars by the trackside team throughout the season. Our parts are packed thoroughly and meticulously for every Grand Prix to ensure efficient logistics and a quick turnaround during a busy campaign.
Podiums clinched in 2023: in the opening race in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Miami, Monaco, Canada, Netherlands, and finally in São Paulo. Fernando finished second on three occasions, from as low as fifth on the grid. With 72 podiums secured from outside the front row, Fernando is now joint top on the all-time list in that regard, sharing the accolade with Kimi Räikkönen.
Meals cooked by the kitchen trackside for Aston Martin F1 Team personnel and guests over the season. This includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, using healthy and sustainable ingredients. The kitchen also tailors mealtimes to the local session times.
Gigabytes of data collected from both cars during the season to hone the performance of the AMR23. Much of this data is sent back to the AMR Technology Campus to conduct further research and analysis over the year.
Sensors that transmit data from the cars to the team trackside and at the AMR Technology Campus. These sensors ensure the team knows which parts are working as intended in real-time, and how best Lance and Fernando can utilise their cars.
Front-row starts in 2023, in Saudi Arabia, Miami, Monaco, and Canada. Our best Qualifying performances were delivered in Saudi Arabia – where Fernando qualified second and Lance fifth – and in Brazil, where Lance qualified third and Fernando fourth.
Square metres – the footprint covered by our brand-new Technology Campus. Building One of the state-of-the-art Campus is the newest factory in Formula One. We officially opened the doors to our new Campus in July and since then we've welcomed numerous partners, fans and visitors into our home to bring them closer to the team.
Trillion calculations completed by both engines' ECUs – engine control units – during the average race distance of 300km.
The weight of a single brake disc in kilograms. This is approximately eight times lighter than the largest brakes available on a commercial road car.
Litres of Aston Martin Racing Green paint used on the AMR23 over the season.
Laps of public testing completed by Lance, Fernando and Felipe in 2023. This includes three days of pre-season testing in Bahrain from 23-25 February and one day of post-season testing in Abu Dhabi on 28 November.
Combined laps completed by Lance, Fernando and Felipe in practice, Qualifying, Sprints and Grands Prix this season – amounting to 30,275 kilometres. In 2023, Aston Martin F1 Team was just one of six teams to lead a race, one of six teams to finish on the podium, one of five teams to qualify on the front row, and one of four teams to score in 20 or more weekends in 2023.
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