British manufacturer Aston Martin go back to F1 after 61 years of absence through the Aston Martin AMR21-Mercedes, the car that the German will drive this season Sebastian Vettel and the Canadian Lance stroll.
This vehicle, conceived on the basis of the controversial Racing Point RP20 last year, marks a new beginning to the 108-year history of the legendary brand, which had its last performance in 1960, at the English circuit of Silverstone, with the French Maurice Trintignant over a DBR5.
During the presentation, the change that the return to the Maximum represents for Aston Martin was highlighted, as the team will become the world showcase of the engineering and performance capabilities of the brand, which has a new 200.000 meter facility square, available in the second half of 2022, which will complement the existing factory in Silverstone.
The new AMR21, powered by an engine Mercedes-AMG F1 M12 E Performance and turbocharged with hybrid energy recovery, will roll for the first time at Silverstone on March 4, ahead of the Bahrain test program, between March 12 and 14.
“I have dreamed of this day for a long time. I have always been a car fan and have also enjoyed racing. My first dream was to have a Formula 1 team and the second to acquire a significant stake in Aston Martin Lagonda, but today those two dreams merge "He stressed Lawrence stroll.
“The team that designed and built this new Aston Martin, the 500 men and women who conceive, build, build and prepare our cars so that we can compete at the top of world motorsport, have always given their best and now we have the power to hit. even stronger "added the businessman, father of Lance Stroll.
“Our return to Formula 1 will positively and profoundly affect all employees and, above all, the trajectory of our customers around the world. It will help us bring a focused and agile Formula 1 mindset to the entire Aston Martin business. "He said.