Aston Martin F1 Racing team will launch their 2021 car on March 3, via a virtual event at 3:00 pm Irish time, featuring a Q&A with the new team lineup.
The launch marks the first Aston Martin F1 car taking to the grid since 1960, piloted by four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll after the teams rebrand from Racing Point.
The team will be known as Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team when it lines up on the starting grid for the new season.
In a press release marking the rebrand of the F1 team, Lawrence Stroll, Chairman, Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team said:
“The return of Aston Martin to Formula One after more than 60 years away is a landmark moment in the history of the sport. Everyone knows what Aston Martin stands for, but the Formula One team will allow us to take the essence of the brand to new places, building on the strong foundations laid by the previous iterations of the team.
“I’m hugely proud that we can start this new chapter with the support of Cognizant. In today’s world, as the digital revolution continues, I can’t think of a more suitable or valuable partner to work with us as we strive to make Aston Martin one of the greatest teams in the sport.”
Brian Humphries, CEO of Cognizant added:
“We are absolutely thrilled to be the title partner of Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team. Our global brands have much in common. We are both innovative, forward-looking firms that like to move fast, stay focused, and lead from the front.
“We understand the incredible power of today’s advanced technologies and how to harness them to engineer unique customer experiences. We’re excited by the promise of this deep and mutually beneficial partnership.”
Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & Team Principal, Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team said:
“We’re just two months away from the start of the season, so it’s fantastic to celebrate the new era of Aston Martin in Formula One by welcoming Cognizant as our title partner. Innovation and technology are central pillars for any Formula One team and this long-term partnership is more than just a branding exercise.
“With a new factory already under construction, Cognizant’s expertise and resources will add value in all areas of our IT operations and make a valuable contribution to our performance on-track.”
Alpine and Mercedes will both launch their 2021 contenders on March 2, also through virtual online events as the Covid-19 pandemic continue to present challenges for the F1 season ahead.
Here’s the full list of 2021 car launches:
● Mercedes March 2
● Red Bull TBC
● McLaren February 15
● Aston Martin March
● Alpine March 2
● Ferrari March 10
● AlphaTauri February 19
● Alfa Romeo February 22
● Haas TBC
● Williams March 5