The days of seeing Sebastian Vettel in Ferrari red are officially over, with Aston Martin releasing the first image of him in British racing green.
The team formerly known as Racing Point have made the first big steps in their official rebrand after announcing US IT firm Cognizant as their new title sponsor.
Alongside the news came some pretty big hints that the traditional Aston Martin green is on its way back, replacing the striking pink livery which came as a result of Racing Point’s sponsorship with Austrian water treatment manufacturer BWT.
The green colour scheme can be seen on as Aston Martin F1’s official website, while the team also uploaded images of Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll in dark green racing overalls.
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“I can’t wait to start working with Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team,” Vettel said upon confirmation of Aston Martin’s new title sponsor.
“There’s so much for me to discover over the next few months and I’m incredibly determined to help make this team even more successful.
“Before we know it, we will be at the first race, seeing this famous name back where it belongs. I’m proud to be part of this journey.”
Lance Stroll added: “Seeing Aston Martin back in Formula One is a huge deal – especially with a new title partner, Cognizant.
“Whenever I’m at the factory, you can feel the buzz and energy. We’re ready for this. There’s so much hunger in the team and I just can’t wait to get the season started.”
The official Aston Martin press release also stated ‘in March, we’ll be unveiling our car livery to the world at Aston Martin’s global HQ in Gaydon, including the introduction to our driver line-up, featuring four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel and multiple Grand Prix podium finisher Lance Stroll.’