Formula 1: Sebastian Vettel’s Aston Martin is advanced

More than 60 years after a brief appearance in F1, Aston Martin is making a comeback with the means of its ambitions, as well as Sebastian Vettel as leader, eager to take revenge on his last Ferrari years.

Lto the sculptural Gemma Arterton at the presentation, the little words of encouragement expressed in all simplicity to the team by Tom Brady and Daniel Craig: three years after having bought the F1 team Force India to first transform it into Racing Point , then twelve months after becoming the main shareholder of Aston Martin, Lawrence Stroll gave himself the means to mark the spirits on the sidelines of these two acquisitions formalized by the return of the legendary British manufacturer in Formula 1!

More than 60 years after the few appearances of the DBR4 (4 GP) and the DBR5 (only one!) In 1959 and 1960, in the hands of Roy Salvadori, Carroll Shelby and Maurice Trintignant, Aston Martin is therefore back in Formula 1 by the grace of the very determined Canadian businessman who, after having put in the time and the necessary means to make his son Lance Stroll a good racing driver, therefore worked to bring together his two acquisitions to make a new one F1 team which, for the occasion, also welcomes the quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel.

Some improvements on the old “pink Mercedes”

On the technical side, and a bit in the same vein as what the other teams are experiencing, we will therefore have on the track an almost identical copy of last year’s Racing Point, the one we called the “pink Mercedes”, except that she has of course donned the legendary green dress of the British manufacturer, and that the technical team which surrounds her of course promises “some improvements, in particular at the level of aerodynamics”, like the have also announced the other teams.

“Enough to allow us, I think, to do better than our 4th place last year (Editor’s note: behind Mercedes, Red Bull and McLaren),” said “Team Principal” Otmar Szafnauer.

Enough to give a smile to Sebastian Vettel who, after six seasons and a very complicated end of collaboration at Ferrari, does not hide his desire to bounce back and demonstrate that he is not the “finished guy” he had given the impression of being alongside Charles Leclerc. Keenly awaited by the team for the great experience it has accumulated in 14 F1 seasons, and cheered up by a calm winter – “spent with family, enjoying the children, since like everyone else, there is no had not too many opportunities to move, ”he said with a smile – Sebastian Vettel arrived at Silverstone – at the headquarters of the team – with great ambitions.

“I was thinking about this new project for a while”

“The team has already proven itself with limited resources, so I expect it to always be so,” continued the four-time world champion, referring to the budget limit now introduced. in F1, and which could have the effect of narrowing the gaps between the teams. “For the rest, I can confirm my impatience, because as you know, I did not have a great season last year. And the closer I got to the end, the more I thought about the next one. It is true that this new project has been trotting in my head for a while, and I am therefore delighted to finally see things come to fruition, ”concludes Vettel, who will take part this Thursday in the“ burn-in ”of AMR21.

At his side, Lance Stroll, who is casually entering his fifth F1 season, and who was not ridiculous last year (a pole in Turkey and two 3rd places in Monza and Sakhir), hears well ” continue my development and precisely build on this pole and these two podiums, while certainly learning a lot of things in contact with Sebastian. “

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