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BARRETTO: How Aston Martin surged up the F1 pecking order – and why there should be plenty more to come

F1 Correspondent & Presenter

Lawrence Barretto
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Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin

The Australian Grand Prix was a landmark occasion for Aston Martin as it was the first time in the brand’s Formula 1 history that the team have placed two cars inside the top four.

More impressively, it was Fernando Alonso’s third consecutive third-place podium, continuing his 100% record in that position in 2023 and providing further confirmation that Aston Martin have made a genuine leap forward this season after finishing seventh last year.

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