Creating racing cars and winning were the main goals that inspired the Aston Martin more than 100 years ago. Today, Aston Martin is back to the top racing league of Formula 1. From the very beginning, the brand of Aston Martin has symbolized speed, agility, and exceptional driving sensations. These values have led the manufacturer forward on the most famous racetracks. The news about the return of Aston Martin to the motorsport elite once again shows the highest ambitions in all areas.
From Hill Climb to Formula 1
The founders of the Aston Martin, Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford, were huge racing enthusiasts before they started making cars. During the first decade of this company, their cars not only showed great results on the racetracks, but also improved several speed records. Aston Martin continued to develop racing cars that have been successful in other championships. One of them, the Aston Martin DBR1, won the 24-hour Le Mans, Nurburgring and Tourist Trophy in 1959. Until then, only Ferrari had succeeded in this way. More than 60 years have passed since the last Grand Prix race where the Aston Martin participated.
An Ambitious Return
The first sign that Aston Martin could return to the big sport was in 2016. The brand became one of sponsors of the Formula1 team at Red Bull Racing, and from 2018 to 2020 it was the main sponsor. This made it clear that Aston Martin intends to establish itself in elite motorsports for a long time. When Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll bought a stake in Aston Martin last year, one of his goals was to return Aston Martin to the top league not as a sponsor, but as a manufacturing team that will compete in the Formula1 championship from the beginning of the season of 2021.
The return of the Aston Martin brand to the Formula1 Championship is an exciting step for everyone related with this British manufacturer. The Formula 1 track is a great base for the Aston Martin. This is where the brand must be seen, and, as the head of the company said, this new step of the company in motorsport will be exciting for both Aston Martin and Formula 1 fans around the world.
The Team Has a Champion
AMR21 is what the Aston Martin team is called this year. This season will be the only fundamentally new car, as the remaining teams will only ride with minor changes. Under the changed technical rules of the F1, cars can no longer generate as much compression as before, so the AMR21 pays a lot of attention to the suspension to keep the car stable in turns. All aerodynamic elements have also been improved and new brake cooling vents have been constructed.
The Aston Martin team has ambitious goals as the wheel of one of the cars was entrusted to the German Formula1 4 times world champion Sebastian Vettel. He became the youngest world champion in the history of Formula1. The team will also be represented by a young but promising racer, Lance Stroll. The 22-years-old Canadian has become a Formula 3 champion and has been competing in the Formula1 championship since 2017.