The former Racing Point team, which will be called Aston Martin Formula One Team from this year, presented its logo in the traditional green color and announced a new era for the team from Silverstone.
Jordan, Midland, Spyker, Force India and Racing Point are a thing of the past and Aston Martin is the present and future of the Silverstone-based team led by Otmar Szafnauer and owned by Lawrence Stroll along with his investors who saved the team and renamed it as Racing Point.
Stroll is also a co-owner of the Aston Martin, which thus returns to Formula 1 after 1960 and their cars will be powered by Mercedes power units, along with a gearbox and rear suspension.
“We’ve had almost a year of preparation to reach this point,” says Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer.
“And we’re really looking forward to seeing the reaction when we finally unveil our new identity as the Aston Martin Formula One Team.”
“Representing such an iconic brand is a huge privilege for every member of the team,” he continued. “We’ve earned a well-deserved reputation for punching above our weight, so we’re confident we can do the Aston Martin name proud right from the get-go.
“It’s the start of a new journey and I can sense an extra energy in the team, with a determination to push performance further than ever before.”
“Combined with some of the most creative minds in the business, a true racers’ mentality and the can-do spirit that has served us so well through the years, we have every reason to be excited about the future.”
“Formula 1 is a hugely powerful platform that will play a key part in the overall Aston Martin strategy as we seek to take the company forward,” added Lawrence Stroll.
“It is a truly global sport with a huge audience that we believe can help reignite the brand and further increase its desirability all over the world.”
“This is a brand that has already had huge success in top-level international motorsport such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans – and now we have an opportunity to write a new page in the history books.”
“That’s a hugely exciting prospect for anyone who is a lover of the Aston Martin brand, for fans of Formula 1 and the sport itself.”