Legendary British car manufacturer Aston Martin is all set to make its return to race tracks with AMR21, their first F1 car in more than 60 years.
According to Autocar India, the famous British manufacturer last raced in the top echelon of motorsport back in 1960, but will be back on the grid this year, with four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel at the wheel, following his switch from Ferrari, alongside Lance Stroll.
The majority of Vettel’s 14-year career, which has included four world championships and 53 race wins, has been spent in Ferrari or Renault cars.
Vettel arrives at the former Racing Point team on the back of a disappointing end to his six-year Ferrari career, when he endured the worst full-season of his career in 2020 and finished 13th in the Drivers’ Championship. But his new team boss is confident the 33-year-old will prove a big asset for the team as they build towards challenging for F1’s top honors in future seasons.
“Bringing someone in like Seb with the experience that he has, he knows how to win races, he knows how to win world championships,” said Otmar Szafnauer to Sky Sports.
“He’s still a young man and he hasn’t forgotten how to drive a Formula 1 car fast.