According to the official Formula 1 news, Aston Martin F1 Safety Car will share the pit lane with Mercedes from next year, and the British manufacturer will also be officially represented as a team. Let’s delve deeper into the reasons for this.
1. Which Aston Martin model will be chosen as a replacement?
In the beginning, it was Aston Martin DB11 and DBS Superleggera. Shortly afterwards, rumors about Aston Martin DBX and Aston Martin Vantage became known.
2. Rumors: Is the case a complete Mercedes AMG replacement?
To this day, we know that Aston Martin F1 Safety Car and Mercedes Amg Safety Car will share the track, but people still have no official information as to how that will be. Rumors abound that both teams will provide cars for different Grand Prix. For example, Mercedes will serve Brazilian Grand Prix, while Aston Martin will provide cars for other Formula One circuits.
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3. Which car models will replace ?
The two-seater Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R has been the safety car since the start of the 2018 season, the medical car is the Mercedes-Benz C63 S Estate. According to RaceFans, the famous Aston Martin Vantage will probably be used as a safety car, while the Aston Martin DBX will be used as a medical car on the racetracks.
Aston Martin DTM safety car/ photo by speedweek.com
4. Does Aston Martin have Formula 1 safety car’ experiences?
Aston Martin first participated in Formula One for the first time between 1959 and 1960 without accumulating points. In this case, they will return to Formula One as a manufacturer and works team for the first time in more than 60 years. In 2021, they will start as Aston Martin F1 Team, following a commercial renaming of the Racing Point F1 Team. Aston Martin Vantage has already been used as a safety car in DTM races or Endurance Classic events.
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5. What is the reason of Aston Martin being a Formula 1 safety car?
No official statement, but here’s an official deal in between: Mercedes has bought a 20% stake in Aston Martin, in which case this might be why Mercedes prefers to involve the British manufacturers.