The car Aston Martin begins its new F1 journey with
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The car Aston Martin begins its new F1 journey with

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The team formerly known as Racing Point gambled successfully on a Mercedes look-alike in 2020 as it mounted a strong challenge for third in the constructors' race and won the Sakhir GP. Now clothed in British racing green, Aston Martin's first Formula 1 challenger since 1960 provides the clearest indicator yet of what to expect from the new-for-2021 regulations

For the first time in 61 years, a new Aston Martin Formula 1 car has been unveiled to the world and with it, Racing Point’s transition to the identity of the British marque is complete. And it looks utterly sublime.

Firstly, that shade of British racing green is just right. Sure, the tiny Union Flag and metallic green hue is ultimately fan service to British sportscars of old, but it works. Neglecting to cast off the team’s roots entirely, a twist of pink is enough of a nod to its days as Racing Point – a name that will begin to look more peculiar with a little distance to it. Together, it’s a very elegant livery indeed.

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