Aston Martin has revealed the name of their car for the 2021 season, marking the first under their name in 60 years.
According to a teaser posted on the team’s social media, the name of the car will be the AMR21, and will be launched on March 3.
The team revealed that work on the AMR21 began back in August last year and that 50% of the 2020 Racing Point’s DNA has been carried over to the new machine.
American IT firm Cognizant will be the title sponsor of the team this season, but it has also held onto a sponsorship deal with previous title sponsors BWT.
Speaking about the makeup of the AMR21, Technical director Andrew Green said:
“All the aero components are designed by the aerodynamics team using Catia CAD. These models are then imported into CFD [computational fluid dynamics], processed, and the results analysed.
“We, as a team, develop the CFD too, so ultimately, it’s only as good as we can make it. It is highly optimised to work with Formula 1 cars and, as it develops, it becomes increasingly powerful.”
The team’s production director Bob Halliwell added;
“I think it [Aston Martin’s arrival] made everybody up their game and their attention to detail, that desire to always improve,” he said. “We’re taking on more technical people to enable us to build up and develop in all areas across the business, but in a controlled way.
“Having Aston Martin behind us is enabling us to move forward and get these things put in place. It has been a big change for us and it’s very exciting.”
The team’s driver lineup for the new season will see four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel take to the track alongside Canadian teammate Lance Stroll.