Aston Martin’s AMR21 has taken to the track for the first time in the hands of Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll at Silverstone.
The team formerly known as Racing Point unveiled their 2020 challenger on Wednesday, revealing a British racing green livery with the pink of BWT still present.
Just a day later, Stroll and Vettel put on their helmets, strapped in, fired up the engines and hit the tarmac. Specifically, the new team-mates shared the 100km allowance between them, using Pirelli demo tyres.
The team’s shakedown at the British circuit was a hugely significant moment in many ways.
For one, it was the first time since 1960 that a new Aston Martin Formula 1 car has been driven around a circuit, completing the brand’s return to the sport.
What’s more, not only was it Vettel’s debut with his new team but it was also the first time ever in his distinguished F1 career that he has used a Mercedes engine, and that was something he was itching to do ever since signing for the team.
“I’m really looking forward to the new challenge. I can’t wait for it to finally start,” he told F1-Insider.com back in January.
“Of course I’m mega-excited to see how it [Mercedes power] feels.”
Follow us on Twitter @Planet_F1, like our Facebook page and join us on Instagram!
Source: Read Full Article