When Aston Martin makes its return to the FIA Formula 1 World Championship at the end of this month, it will be with more than two grand prix contenders on the Bahrain Grand Prix 2021 grid.
For the first time in the history of the sport the Official Safety and Medical cars of Formula 1 will also bear the famous wings of the British luxury brand.
A specially equipped version of the Aston Martin Vantage has been developed for the critical role of intervening and controlling the pace of an event involving the fastest racing cars in the world.
Engineered by an experienced team at Aston Martin’s Headquarters in Gaydon, the car benefits from significant chassis and aerodynamic improvements. With only a few additional modifications to make it FIA compliant, the new safety car is the pinnacle of Vantage performance.
Aston Martin DBX, the brand’s critically acclaimed first SUV, will also take on the role of an Official Medical Car of Formula 1, showcasing its own power and handling prowess as it launches into action to support in the event of an emergency.
Piloted by FIA’s appointed driver, Bernd Mayländer who has been at the helm of the F1 safety car for over twenty years, the Aston Martin will remain on standby in the pit lane throughout the race.
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