I’ll all the time lament the lack of the BWT-sponsored pink Racing Level vehicles of the previous couple of years, but when that glorious livery needed to depart the game, I can consider no automotive extra becoming to interchange it on the grid than the Aston Martin F1 Workforce AMR21. The blue-green tackle BRG with only a kiss of BWT pink is essentially the most beautiful factor I’ve seen grace the grid in my whole lifetime. It’s so good that I really may need to cheer for Aston Martin this yr, regardless of my well-known emotions about Sebastian Vettel. Even regardless of the staff’s boneheaded transfer to ditch Sergio Perez.
It’s been over sixty years since Aston Martin was final in System One as a constructor. The staff spent the low season growing a brand new aero bundle to suit the 2021 rulebook (and presumably ditch the contentious Mercedes-copied brake ducts) and growing the automotive to work with Mercedes’ 2020-style rear suspension setup. Sure components, just like the rear suspension, may be taken wholesale from supplying producers with out utilizing the staff’s replace tokens, in order that was the plan all alongside.
The Racing Level staff had a banner 2020 season, scoring sufficient factors to complete third within the championship (have been it not for the factors stripped away because of the brake duct kerfuffle) and scored the staff’s first win because it joined the game. There’s potential for the Mercedes-powered renamed Aston Martin staff to choose up the place Racing Level left off. Regardless of my chiding, I’m positive Vettel has some battle left in him for the 2021 season, and Lance Stroll is a reliable competitor, despite the nepotism at play right here.
Will the staff win the championship? No. Will it win a race or two? If it’s fortunate. Will it outscore Purple Bull within the producer’s standings? Most likely not. McLaren? That’ll be nearer, however I’m going to say no. Will it beat each staff on the grid in a magnificence competitors? You wager your candy ass it’ll. This can be a lovely machine.
Assume again to the most effective trying F1 livery of the final thirty years. No matter it’s, that is higher.