Aston Martin have confirmed that they will unveil the livery for their new car to contest the 2021 Formula 1 season in February.
The British car manufacturer appeared in Formula 1 back in 1959 and 1960, but after failing to score a point, this time around Aston Martin are hoping for a more successful and longer spell in Formula 1.
The opportunity came about after Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll purchased a stake in Aston Martin, paving the way for a rebranding of his Formula 1 team.
The plan is for the car launch to then take place at the start of March when pre-season testing begins. A green livery, in-keeping with Aston Martin’s traditional colours is being teased.
In a previous statement both team owner Lawrence Stroll and team principal Otmar Szafnauer spoke of their excitement to see the reaction to their new challenger.
“We have had almost a year to prepare and reach this moment and we can’t wait to see the reaction when we finally unveil our new identity as Aston Martin Formula 1 Team,” said Szafnauer.
“Representing such an iconic brand is a huge privilege for every member of the team.
“We have earned a well-deserved reputation for aiming beyond the horizon, so we are confident we can make the Aston Martin name proud right from the start.
“It’s the beginning of a new journey and I can feel an extra energy in the team, with the determination to push performance more than ever.
“Combined with some of the most creative minds in the industry, a true racer mentality and spirit of will that has served us so well over the years, we have every reason to be excited about the future.”
“Formula 1 is a hugely powerful platform that will play a key part in the overall Aston Martin strategy as we seek to take the company forward,” Stroll added.
“It is a truly global sport with a huge audience that we believe can help reignite the brand and further increase its desirability all over the world.
“This is a brand that has already had huge success in top-level international motorsport such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans – and now we have an opportunity to write a new page in the history books.
“That’s a hugely exciting prospect for anyone who is a lover of the Aston Martin brand, for fans of Formula 1 and the sport itself.”