4th January 2021
Aston Martin Formula 1 has revealed its new team logo ahead of the start of the 2021 season, the team’s first race in the top tier of motorsport for 61 years. The team is hoping to keep up momentum from a strong finish to 2020, with four-time champion Sebastian Vettel racing alongside three-time podium finisher Lance Stroll.
Both new arrival Vettel and the incumbent Stroll will commence testing at this year’s short, three-day pre-season stint at Barcelona along with the rest of the teams. Due to the effects of the pandemic, this year’s machines will largely be carried over from 2020, albeit with evolutionary features and a few changes to each car’s floor dimensions as per new regulations, so as to slightly reduce their peak downforce levels. Aston’s car will therefore not be all-new, but rather a developed version of the Mercedes-AMG-powered RP20.
“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,” said Lawrence Stroll. “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.”