Formula 1

Aston Martin launch 2021 Formula 1 car

Formula 1 team Aston Martin unveiled their new car ahead of their return to F1 for the first time in 60 years.

The new car was unveiled online with contributions from multiple celebrities such as James Bond actor Daniel Craig and NFL quarterback Tom Brady.

Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll rescued what was then known as Force India from administration in 2018 and renamed it Racing Point before unveiling its new Aston Martin themed brand.

The 61-year-old last year took over the historic but struggling Aston Martin sports car company and decided to rename it as part of his F1 team.

Four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel and Stroll’s son Lance Stroll will open the season as drivers.

Technical director Andrew Green and team principal Otmar Szafnauer both said that they believed it would take between three and five years to build the team into title contenders.

The new car features the 2020 Mercedes gearbox and rear suspension, which Aston Martin buy from the team in addition to their engine and wind tunnel.

According to BBC Sport, “their car arguably has the potential to be a bigger change from last year’s design than any other on the grid.”

The car is scheduled to run for the first time in a test at Silverstone on Thursday, with both Vettel and Stroll getting behind the wheel.


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