“Ferrari is Red”: Aston Martin Boss Teases Changes to Makes F1 Livery ‘Pop’ After BWT Criticism

Published 07/03/2021, 8:13 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel in action during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes


When Cognizant was announced as a sponsor for Aston Martin, the question of how they would mix pink and green branding for their livery confused many. However, once they launched their paint schemes, fans were more than happy and even termed it one of the best liveries of the season.

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Unfortunately, there were some people who weren’t satisfied with it, and one of them was the team’s sponsors – BWT. Calling for a change to the team’s livery, BWT stated that the car disappeared amongst the other cars and said that pink livery would make it more visible on TV.

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 20, 2021, Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll in action during practice REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

In 2020, BWT was the title sponsor of the Racing Point team and the pink color car was a standout on the grid.

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Aston Martin will look to pop more on Tv without losing the green: Otmar

As reported by GPfans, according to BWT, the British Green of the Aston Martin needs to pop out on the TV screens. Aston Martin Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer dismissed reports of Aston Martin changing its livery from green to pink any time soon. However, he mentioned they might make a few tweaks to make it more noticeable.

“With a name like Aston Martin, and Aston being green traditionally, and we’re growing the Formula One team, I would think we will stay green. I mean, Ferrari is red, Aston will be green,” said Szafnauer.

Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 2, 2021, Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll during practice REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Szafnauer acknowledged that the livery does need to pop more for the TV screens. “I believe we should be looking at making it pop a bit more on television without losing the green when you’re looking at it outside.

“I don’t know if we can do that but that is what we’re looking to do just to make sure that it differentiates itself from some of the other darker cars,” said Otmar.

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Will they get on pace with McLaren and Ferrari in Austria?

Aston Martin finished in points at the Styrian Grand Prix following a solid performance from Lance Stroll in the race. The Canadian finished P8 – ahead of McLaren and Alpha Tauri.

They had a poor start to the season as the changes in 2021 affected the teams with low-rake concepts. Fortunately, they slowly regained their lost downforce and have started racking up some good points at the races. Now, they will look to challenge the cars ahead in the midfield and try to finish the season on a high.

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Can Aston Martin challenge McLaren for third in constructors’ championship? Comment below to let us know.

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