Aston Martin return to Formula 1 with star-studded launch of new car

After a 60-year hiatus, Aston Martin are back on the Formula 1 circuit for the 2021 season as the new-look team revealed their racing green AMR21 car in a glitzy virtual conference.

Four-time World Champion Sebastien Vettel was confirmed as one of the drivers for the former Racing Point team as well as Lance Stroll.

Aston Martin’s historic relationship with the James Bond franchise saw actor Daniel Craig wishing the team the best of luck for the upcoming season as well as NFL superstar Tom Brady with both recording video messages.

Lawrence Stroll, Lance’s father, who bought the Aston Martin car company last year as well as being the team’s owner, stated that “This is just the beginning,” as quoted by Sky Sports.

“The team is pushing forward, and our ambitions are limitless. We now have the pieces in place, the people and the partners, to make real progress.”

The new car will take to the grid for the first time in tests on Thursday at Silverstone.

Source: Sky Sports