Aston Martin has revealed its 2021 Formula 1 car, the AMR21, that will mark its return to the series after more than 60 years.
The rebranded outfit, formally Racing Point, is hoping to build on its fourth place finished finish in the constructors’ championship in 2020.
While it was only seven points away from McLaren in third, the Silverstone-based team did end a 17-year wait to claim its first victory since Brazil 2003 as Jordan at the Sakhir Grand Prix.
In an online launch at Aston Martin’s factory in Gaydon, the new challenger was presented adorning a green livery in a throwback to the colours the British manufacturer used during its previous stint in F1.
The AMR21 is an evolution of last year’s RP20 that proved a controversial design when it showed a resemblance to the 2019 title-winning Mercedes W10.
Sebastian Vettel made his first appearance in Aston Martin colours following the four-time world champion’s move from Ferrari, alongside new team-mate Lance Stroll.
Vettel’s final campaign at Ferrari proved a struggle, with the German managing just one podium finish to languish a lowly 13th in the drivers’ standings, while Stroll, son of owner Lawrence, scored two podiums and a maiden pole position in 2020.
Both drivers will debut the car during a shakedown at Silverstone on Thursday in the build up to the 2021 season which begins in Bahrain on March 28.