Always striving for more, however, Alonso has now opened up on where Aston need to improve, if they are to continue to take their fight to the very front of the grid.
“I think we need to find some consistency," he said (via Autosport). "Maybe one of the weak points was the car has to operate in a very narrow window.
“It’s the same for everybody, but it seems that we’re struggling a little bit, and it will be nice if we can always perform at a stable level next year.
“Also, if we can improve the straight line speed – I think that was, in performance numbers, our weak point. Always a little bit too slow on the straights.
“If we wanted to be as fast as the others, we have to drop too much the rear wing. Then we ended up slow in the corners as well. So, that was probably the loop that we could not go out [of] this season.”
“I think [it was] a consequence a little bit of the development of the car," he added.
“But, as I said, it’s the same for everybody when you try to extract extra on the performance of the car - you need to sacrifice some areas to gain in others. So, you start narrowing the window.
“But I think we have some ideas for next year as well and everything should be better."
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