Aston Martin reveal its F1 2021 challenger
The Silverstone-based team lifts the covers on the AMR21
Earlier this year we learned that Aston Martin would make a return to the pinnacle of motorsport after an absence of sixty years. Many were excited about the change of colours bringing back the iconic racing green, something made famous by the Jaguars, Bentleys and Aston Martins of the 1950s and 60s.
The latest addition to the Formula One grid has now revealed its colours for its 2021 campaign on the first day of the new year showcasing its eagerness to get racing in green.
Aston Martin is most well-known in motorsport for its participation in endurance racing such as the World Endurance Championship. Some of motorsport's most memorable cars were built by the British marque. The 1961 Aston Martin DBR1 is one of the most recognizable racing cars of all time with its timeless design, pushing the boundaries of motorsport technology. Aston Martin achieved its third consecutive victory at the Nürburgring 1,000km winning the World Sportscar Championship in 1959.
One type of motorsport that Aston Martin has dabbled in is Formula One. They have been Red Bull Racing's title sponsor since 2016 and in that stint they have found great success with drivers Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.
Aston Martin also raced in F1 under the name of David Brown Corporation, named after the owner of Aston Martin, who purchased the brand for only £20,500 in 1946. The Aston Martin DBR4 raced in 1959 and 1960 with drivers Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby.
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Following the announcement of Aston Martin's comeback into F1, the pairing of Canadian Lance Stroll and four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel could provide us with plenty to look forward to.
The launch of the car was a special one. A unique platform called 'The Vault' was created so that fans could access exclusive content prior to the launch. Aston Martin even managed to get award-winning rapper Dave to feature at the car's launch.
Here's a look at Aston Martin's 2021 challenger - the AMR21:
Much like Mercedes 2010 return to F1 after 55 years with Michael Schumacher, Aston Martin will also return to F1 with a German multiple-world champion who will "bring 1000 little things" according to Aston Martin team boss Otmar Szafnauer. The partnership between Vettel and Aston Martin is a popular one amongst fans following Vettel's toxic departure with Ferrari which has left question marks whether Vettel is still capable of winning races. One thing's for sure, Sebastian will be much happier at Aston Martin.
I'm willing to bet that this team could be one to watch for surprise podiums and even potential wins. Whatever the outcome, many will wholeheartedly support the Aston Martin F1 team with undying passion. There's just 25 days until the first race of the 2021 season - hang in there everyone!