When & Where is the Car Launch for Aston Martin’s 2022 F1 Challenger?

Published 01/14/2022, 5:43 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 11, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel in action during qualifying REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah


The 2022 season is right around the corner. In the next two months, the teams will unveil their 2022 cars and the liveries for the first time. Aston Martin F1 team took to social media to reveal the date for their livery launch.

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As reported by Formula1.com, the British team will launch their new livery on 10 February 2022 with the event to be streamed online from Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters. The team even took to Instagram to share a video of the date for their new car, AMR 22.

 

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It is likely that we will see the drivers, team owner Lawrence Stroll and CTO Andrew Green. But before the launch, the team would look to appoint a new team principal after the departure of Otmar Szafnauer.

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According to the F1 official website, the British team recently announced that Otmar Szafnauer will leave the team. The American had been with the team since 2010. Bidding goodbye, the team thanked Szafnauer for his contribution since his arrival.

“We would like to thank him for the service provided to the team over the past 12 years and wish him well for the future as he will undoubtedly take on new challenges,” said Aston Martin.

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Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 7, 2021, Otmar Szafnauer, Team Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin F1 Team talks in the Team Principals Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

“Fortunately, we are led and managed by a strong group of individuals, and we are comfortable to take a little time to explore options before announcing a new team structure. The focus of the team is currently on preparing the most competitive car possible for the start of the 2022 season,” said the Aston Martin team.

The most likely replacement for the British team is Marcin Budkowski. The Pole recently quit the Alpine team and is currently on the market. He also assisted the team in getting their first win since 2009 in 2021. Another choice for the team could be Martin Whitmarsh.

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Whitmarsh is the group CEO of Aston Martin but has previous experience in managing the McLaren team from 2009 to 2013. It would be interesting to see if, with their new livery, the British team would also introduce a new team principal.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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