Aston Martin is returning to F1 for the 2021 season, rebranded as Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team. Four-time F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel (DE) and newbie Lance Stroll (CA) will be piloting the new AMR21. Lance is the son of Aston Martin Chairman Lawrence Stroll.
The AMR21 is powered by a Mercedes-AMG F1 M12 E Performance engine with a hybrid energy recovery system. The ICE is a 1.6L turbocharged V6 that revs up to 15,000 rpm. The car completed its first shakedown at Silverstone on Thursday, and it’ll undergo full testing at Bahrain International Circuit between 12-14 March.
My first dream was to own a Formula One team. My second dream was to acquire a significant shareholding in Aston Martin Lagonda. Today is about the merging of those two dreams. So, as I say, today is all about dreams, and it shows that dreams really can come true, in the shape of our new AMR21.
Aston Martin returning to Formula One after an absence of 61 years will have a powerful effect on the sport, the media and the fans, commanding global attention. – Lawrence Stroll, Executive Chairman, Aston Martin Lagonda
Our return to Formula One will positively and profoundly affect every employee and foremost our customer journey all over the world; and will help us bring a focused, agile Formula One way of thinking to the whole Aston Martin business. – Tobias Moers, CEO, Aston Martin Lagonda
The Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team will make its F1 return at the Bahrain Grand Prix on 28 March 2021.