Aston Martin is ready to take on the classic British racing green colors for Formula 1 car levers in 2021 after the brand works back on the grid.
The existing Racing Point squad will be renamed Aston Martin for 2021 after team owner Lawrence Stroll invested in the British manufacturer earlier this year.
The ambitious Aston Martin F1 project has signed four-year world champion Sebastian Vettel to a multi-year deal for 2021, as well as boosting its workforce by 20% and pushing for plans to build a new factory.
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The Astron Martin tradition has traditionally raced in British racing greens – a color that was born when teams raced in the national colors in the early days of motorsport – through the first race in motorsport and during the brief F1 entry in 1959 and 1960.
The makers switched to a bright green for the Aston Martin Racing Sportscars effort at the FIA World Endurance Championships in 201, and most recently used the scheme to win its GTE-Pro class during Le Mans 24 Hours last weekend.
However, the Astron Martin F1 project will run at British Racing Green next year, Lance Stroll revealed during an FIA press conference in Sochi on Thursday ahead of the Russian Grand Prix.
“I believe it will be British racing green,” Stroll added, adding that the design would be “quite great.”
Autosport understands that the initial design concepts for Astron Martin Rebrand have already been reviewed by existing racing point bosses that incorporate British racing greens.
However, the color scheme is also ready to retain the bright pink color of the existing title sponsor BWT, which has been the base lever of the car for the team since 2001.
The initial review ideas that were recently reviewed are understood to have been rejected because they did not feature enough pink.
With Vettel’s signature announced earlier this month, the team’s Aston Martin Rebrand plans for 2021 are underway.
Stroll said he is still sitting down and has not been able to formally discuss time plans with Vettel on behalf of their teammates, but has taken steps to welcome the German driver to the team.
“I just threw his motorhome at Mugello and welcomed him to the team, welcomed him to the team,” Stroll said.
“I’m so excited. I’m looking forward to it.”