2021 marks the return of Aston Martin to Formula 1 in 2021

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• Sixty years ago, Aston Martin was in Formula 1, in 2021 a new era begins as the name returns to the elite sport.

• The Aston Martin Formula 1 Team will make its Grand Prix debut in Melbourne, Australia, on 21st March. 

• The new car and team livery will be revealed in February. 

Famed British sports car maker Aston Martin will return to Formula 1 for the first time in sixty years. The Aston Martin Formula 1 Team will make its race debut in Melbourne, Australia, on 21 March 2021. 

Racing Point will dissolve into Aston Martin F1 and is spearheaded by four-time F1 drivers' champion, Sebastian Vettel. Lance Stroll will team up with the German.  

Le Mans winners

The British marque has enjoyed great success in sportscar racing in recent years, highlighted by multiple class victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and now the time has come for Aston Martin to commit to the most famous of all motorsport arenas: Formula 1.

Lawrence Stroll, Aston Martin Lagonda Executive Chairman said: "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. 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," Stroll concluded. 

The new car will be unveiled in February, where we will get a glimpse of four-time Formula 1 World Champion, Sebastian Vettel and multiple Grand Prix podium finisher, Lance Stroll.

Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & Team Principal, said: "We’ve had almost a year of preparation to reach this point and we’re really looking forward to seeing the reaction when we finally unveil our new identity as the Aston Martin Formula 1 Team. Representing such an iconic brand is a huge privilege for every member of the team."

"We've earned a well-deserved reputation for punching above our weight, so we're confident we can do the Aston Martin name proud right from the get-go. It's the start of a new journey and I can sense an extra energy in the team, with a determination to push performance further than ever before. Combined with some of the most creative minds in the business, a true racers' mentality and the can-do spirit that has served us so well through the years, we have every reason to be excited about the future," he said.

The only thing left to say is, see you in Australia. 

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