Fernando Alonso has listed the tracks that he believes could deliver Aston Martin a race victory during the 2023 Formula 1 season.
The Silverstone-based squad has enjoyed a strong start to the current campaign, taking four podium results in the opening five races.
It has marked a dream start to life at Aston Martin for Alonso, as the Spaniard contested the last several years with midfield set-ups at best.
The drastic improvements for Aston Martin from last year has seen Alonso set his sights on his first race win since 2013 – and the 41-year-old highlighted the circuits where he thinks the feat is possible.
“We seem to have a car that is maybe not the fastest on the straights,” he told Sky F1. “We need to improve that, but we are very good on the corners.
“So I would say that the slowest speeds of the championship, let’s say Monaco, Budapest, Singapore.
“These kind of circuits, I think we put our main hopes at the moment.”
Aston Martin currently sits second in the Constructors’ Championship and although it has out-shone Mercedes and Ferrari, it has been unable to compete against Red Bull’s strong form.
The reigning champions have taken all five grand prix wins on offer so far this year and have been largely unchallenged.
Alonso says that Aston Martin must ensure it is ready to pounce if something goes awry for Red Bull at any event this year.
“I think at the beginning of the year a podium was amazing,” Alonso said. “Now after four podiums we want obviously more and at least a second place.
”But, you know, the two Red Bulls they are always unbreakable, and they are always super-fast. “It [Red Bull] is stronger, it’s faster and the reliability has been always outstanding for them as well, finishing both cars in every race.
“If one day there is a crack there, if there is an opportunity, we need to make sure we are in that position and we’re still not making mistakes at any point in the weekend.”