Aston Martin is not a Formula 1 name. The famous British marque, which celebrated its centenary in 2013, is one of the few motorsport brands to achieve such a high status without success at the sport's pinnacle.
In the seven decades of the F1 world championship, Aston Martin has made just one previous attempt, amounting to a feeble five starts.
The DBR4, which appeared in 1959, was a failure. And one of the reasons it was not a success also highlights how Aston Martin has always focused on other areas of the sport.