Jordan 191 to 'Pink Mercedes' - The shifting fortunes of Aston's F1 forebearers
It's 30 years since the Aston Martin Formula 1 team was originally founded as Jordan in 1991, and in that time its competitiveness has fluctuated significantly. Here are the benchmarks that the current iteration of 'Team Silverstone' should aim to exceed in its latest guise
The Silverstone-based Formula 1 team initially known as Jordan will race under the Aston Martin banner from this season and has high hopes of building on a promising 2020.
During its three decades at the pinnacle of motorsport – under the names Jordan, Midland, Spyker, Force India and Racing Point – the popular squad has experienced pretty much everything. From having to pre-qualify for its first grand prix in 1991, it fought for wins in the late 1990s and even got itself into the title fight in 1999 but was propping up the grid by the middle of the following decade.
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