Aston Martin to reveal first challenger in February

Date published: January 4 2021

Aston Martin F1 logo

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.

Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel will be the drivers behind the wheel of Aston Martin’s first challenger, and the team have confirmed that February will be when we all get our first look at it.

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.”

Lawrence Stroll to invest up to £200m in Aston Martin F1 team.

“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.”

Follow us on Twitter @Planet_F1, like our Facebook page and join us on Instagram!