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F1 news: Aston Martin tease 2021 car Sebastian Vettel will drive after 61-year F1 hiatus | F1 | Sport

Aston Martin are set to unveil their first Formula 1 car in 61 years, with a launch due to take place on March 3 ahead of the upcoming season. Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll will race for the team, who were previously known as Racing Point.

Aston Martin were last involved in F1 in 1960, with the 1960 British Grand Prix at Silverstone the last time one of their cars competed.

French driver Maurice Trintignant finished 11th in that race, while Roy Salvadori retired with a steering problem.

In a statement, Aston Martin revealed the launch date for their new car, saying: “We are delighted to announce that we will launch our 2021 Formula One car in a virtual launch event on Wednesday March 3 at 15:00 GMT.

“The Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team continues to charge towards the grid, and you’re invited to share in every moment.

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“He’s already helped us to improve the ergonomics in the cockpit. For example, where the switches belong and how they should be used to make the car easier to operate.

“He’s already driven in the simulator and compared it to others he knows. What’s good about ours? Where do we need to improve? We can work with that.

“Lance, who has far less experience than Sebastian in Formula 1, can also benefit from him. Just the other way around.

“Lance is a very talented and fast racing driver. Together they can bring our team to a higher level.”

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