The British racing team is going to go with the name Aston Martin Cognizant F1 for the 2021 season. This rebranding changes not only the name but the colors too. We will not be seeing those bright pink cars of the Racing Point in 2021.
What to know about the Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team?
Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll invested in Aston Martin in January 2020. With a 16.7 percent stake in the British car manufacturer, he rebranded the team name to Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team.
The Formula 1 team is really aiming to be a Power team in Formula 1. They are planning to increase their workforce and create a new factory. For the power unit, they are again going with Mercedes.
The new driver for this British Formula 1 team is creating quite a buzz among the F1 fanatics. The four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel is going to replace Sergio Perez. The former Ferrari driver signed a multi-year contract with the Aston Martin F1 Team.
The Return of Aston Martin in Formula 1
The return of the British car manufacturer in Formula 1 made headlines in F1 news. Aston Martin first took part in the 1959 season of Formula 1, but because of poor performance in 1960, the team moved on from the sporting realm.
Aston Martin made a comeback into the world of Formula 1 in 2016. Since 2016, they served as a sponsor for Red Bull Racing. They also became the title sponsor for Red Bull from 2018 to 2020.
But in the 2021 season, they are making their official comeback. They will run under the banner of the Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team. Because of the rebranding of the Racing Point and their title sponsor- Cognizant.
The color green for the 2021 season
Because of the rebranding, the Racing Point Team is also going with a livery change. We will not be seeing those bring pink cars anymore on the track.
Aston Martin is planning to go with the British racing green color for their cars. This was first revealed by the Racing Point driver, Lance Stroll. In an interview, he said, “I believe it will be British racing green,” and about the design, he said, “will be pretty cool.”
Why the colour green is so special?
For the past 20 years, only a few teams competed with the primary color green. Honda, Lotus, and Jaguar, before turning into Red Bull Racing, are the only known teams to use green cars. Over two decades, we only saw green as a secondary color.
The cars in green were last used in 2014 by Caterham Formula 1 Team. 2021 is also the comeback for the green cars in Formula 1 after a gap of 7 years.
Why BWT is unsatisfied with the look?
BWT was the primary sponsor for the racing team prior to the rebranding. Therefore, the cars used to don the bright pink color.
Because of the involvement of Aston Martin, the cars will be luminous green in 2021. The initial designs got rejected by the existing title sponsor. As the concepts lack the bright pink in the design.
New designs will feature both green and bright pink. F1 fanatics need to wait a little longer for the official release of the car. We can expect them to be a power team with a new driver, new color, and a new name.