WATCH: Aston Martin Officially Reveal the Name of their 2021 F1 Car

Published 02/24/2021, 1:39 PM EST


With a lack of racing action to indulge in, F1 fanatics rely upon the buzz of the offseason to keep themselves entertained. Car launches take the cake. Fans are always buzzing with excitement to check out the design and the livery of these beasts. And now, the Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team has offered us a peek into theirs.

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They will be the ones to look forward to the most, along with Alpine Racing, as both of them are undergoing an extensive rebrand. While the Alpine car will don a mix of colors, Aston Martin will have green as their centric color.

Last season’s Racing Point car went by the name RP20, and the upcoming season’s challenger takes the name AMR21. From the video above, it looks like the inside of the cockpit of the car. So, not much can still be said about the overall design of the exterior.

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When is the Aston Martin car launch?

The likes of McLaren, Alfa Romeo, and Red Bull are already done with their launch assignments; next up are Aston Martin. They will pull the covers off their car on March 3rd, 2021, in a virtual ceremony.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Lance Stroll of Canada driving the (18) Racing Point RP20 Mercedes on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on December 12, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Drivers Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll will also be present for it. What’s more, it is incidentally the launch date of their engine manufacturers, Mercedes. Let’s see who steals the other’s thunder!

The car will pretty much resemble the one from last season. As a result of the FIA’s freeze on much of the chassis development, it will carry at least 50% of the features of RP20. It was done to cut the costs in lieu of the COVID pandemic.

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BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – Sparks fly behind Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the (11) Racing Point RP20 Mercedes during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Sakhir at Bahrain International Circuit in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Clive Mason – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

But still, there must have been plenty of work in the background. There is never a specific date for a team to complete their car, hence the different launch dates.

But thankfully, Aston Martin’s car is ready right in the nick of time. And with a new chapter in the team’s storied career, they will be raring to go.

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Bharat Aggarwal is a sports analyst for EssentiallySports, covering Formula 1 and NBA. A Delhi University graduate, Bharat has multi-year experience in sports writing, having closely worked with the content strategy aspect as well. Bharat Aggarwal supports Manchester United, Lewis Hamilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Dirk Nowitzki, Sachin Tendulkar, Ayrton Senna, Kristaps Porzingis, and Dallas Mavericks.

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