Aston Martin has confirmed that it will launch its 2021 Formula 1 car on March 3 at 3PM GMT, via an online virtual event.
The British team has been re-branded from Racing Point for the upcoming year, and has secured the driving services of four-time F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel, who will partner Lance Stroll.
The team ended the 2020 season fourth in the Constructors’ Championship under the Racing Point name, taking its maiden race victory at the Sakhir Grand Prix with Sergio Perez.
Aston Martin announced a title sponsorship deal with technology company Cognizant last month, bringing an end to the Silverstone-based team’s deal with BWT, which began in 2017.
Under the deal, the Racing Point, and previously Force India team, were required to run a pink livery – however a re-brand to green is anticipated for its transition to Aston Martin.
Aston Martin has not yet indicated what the name of its car will be as the outfit, which originally began as Jordan in 1991, enters a new era.
Last year, Racing Point’s challenger heavily resembled the title-winning Mercedes W10 car from 2019, and was the centre of controversy in the early stages of the season.
With technical regulations stabilised for the 2021 season, it is anticipated that the Aston Martin car this year will have similarities to Mercedes’ philosophy.