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PADDOCK INSIDER: All eyes are on Aston Martin's upgrade package but F1 now has four teams fighting for a podium

F1 Correspondent & Presenter

Lawrence Barretto
BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 04: Fernando Alonso of Spain driving the (14) Aston Martin AMR23 Mercedes

All the talk heading into this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix has centred around Aston Martin’s imminent upgrade package, which they hope will assert their authority as the second-best team on the grid and shut the gap to runaway leaders Red Bull.

Billionaire Lawrence Stroll’s team has been the shock performer of the season, rising from seventh in the constructors’ championship at the end of last year to a regular contender for the podium and chief rival to Red Bull – winners of every single race in 2023 so far.

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