Aston Martin takes covers off all-new F1 2022 car | F1

Aston Martin is the third team to reveal its revolutionary car after Haas and Red Bull.

Like its rivals, the AMR22 features the overhauled aerodynamic design with the new 18-inch tyres, all in a bid to make F1 more competitive and to improve overtaking.

Aston Martin launched its new car on Thursday afternoon, with a number of tweaks to its iconic green livery.

Unlike Red Bull, who opted to unveil a show car, Aston Martin launched something closer to what we will see come the first race in Bahrain.

The Silverstone-based outfit will be eyeing a return to form in 2022 after an underwhelming campaign last time, finishing seventh in the constructors’ championship.

Aston Martin has retained four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel alongside Lance Stroll.

While consistent points finishes escaped Vettel in 2021, the German showed flashes of brilliance as he finished on the podium in Azerbaijan and Hungary, although he was disqualified from the latter.

Stroll was beaten by his teammate in the standings but stacked up well across the season, beating Vettel in the race head-to-head.

The team owned by billionaire Lawrence Stroll will be hoping it can return to the form it showed in 2020 under the Racing Point name where it finished fourth in the championship.

Aston Martin has been busy improving its infrastructure while making a number of high-profile signings such as Dan Fallows from Red Bull and former BMW Motorsport boss Mike Krack as its team principal.

Vettel and Stroll will get their first proper taste of the AMR22 at Silverstone on Friday in a shakedown.

They will then get another opportunity to drive the new car when pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya gets underway on February 23-25.

A second test will then take place in Bahrain in March ahead of the season-opener at the same venue.

Speaking after the launch of the new car, technical director Andrew Green said: “The 2022 regulations are like no other that have gone before: a radical change of direction in both concept and application, probably the most significant change of chassis regulations ever implemented, with an incredibly small amount of carry-over from 2021 into 2022. As a direct result of that, the past winter has undoubtedly been the toughest we have ever had. But with new regulations come new challenges and new opportunities.

“No one has all the answers to maximising the new regulations, so it is all about avoiding development cul-de-sacs, and that was the key message to our design team. It is a huge challenge, but everyone has risen to the task, and we are motivated to solve the many questions that have and continue to arise during the development process. All that while operating under the new cost cap regulations and more restrictive aerodynamic development restrictions.

“The AMR22 we see is our ‘first’ iteration under these new regulations. It will evolve dramatically over the coming months as we run the cars for real and begin to understand the challenges involved. That will, in turn, forge the direction for 2023 and beyond.”


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