Seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady welcomed Aston Martin back to Formula 1 as they launched their 2021 challenger, the AMR21.
Aston Martin took the next step toward making their long-awaited return to Formula 1 in the 2021 season by launching their challenger for the upcoming season, the Aston Martin AMR21, on Wednesday.
The car was launched at the Aston Martin factory in Gaydon, and it marked the manufacturer’s first car in Formula 1 since they ran the DBR4 and the DBR5 more than six decades ago in 1960.
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Aston Martin competed in just five races in 1959 and 1960 and hadn’t been back in the sport since then, but later this month, that is slated to change.
When it does, four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll, the son of Aston Martin chairman Lawrence Stroll, are slated to be the team’s two drivers.
Among those excited to get the 2021 season underway is none other than Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. Brady, who just won a record seventh Super Bowl and first with the Buccaneers last month in a 31-9 rout over the reigning champion Kansas City Chiefs, delivered this message to the Aston Marin team via video after the AMR21 was finally introduced to the world.
“Hey Lance and Seb, looks like your ride is finally here and it looks amazing. The AMR21 car looks incredible and fast! So congrats to you Lawrence on the terrific team you guys are building. It’s always about the teamwork, we all know that, and I can’t wait to see what you guys have in store this season.
“Its incredible Aston Martin is back on the grid in Formula One, I’ll be cheering you every step of the way, and with these two great drivers in Lance and Seb I wish you all the success. So good luck, and kick some ass!”
The record-breaking 23-race 2021 season is scheduled to get underway on Sunday, March 28 with the Bahrain Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit, which is where preseason testing is scheduled to take place from Friday, March 12 to Sunday, March 14.
The season was initially scheduled to get underway on Sunday, March 21 with the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, but coronavirus pandemic-related restrictions forced that race to be postponed until Sunday, November 21.