Aston Martin News
Over half a century ago, Aston Martin made a brief venture into Formula 1. Their inaugural participation lasted for just five races. The stakes are high this time around. This Formula One team is no rookies to victory, having won both in their previous incarnation as Jordan and in their current iteration as Racing Point. Aston Martin are a team to keep an eye on since they consistently perform beyond expectations and now have a four-time champion at the helm of their driver lineup.
Struggle to match the production of other midfield teams, and as a result, fall to position 7 in the rankings with a 2020 point total that is less than half of what they had hoped for. Sebastian Vettel’s top finishes were a podium in Azerbaijan and fifth-place finishes in both Spa and Monaco. The lowest moment of his career was being booted out of P2 in Hungary due to a fuel infraction.
The team is finally back on its feet thanks to the efforts of Sergio Perez, who leads Racing Point to its maiden race victory and a fourth-place finish in the standings before being replaced by Sebastian Vettel for the 2021 season and the squad’s transition to Aston Martin.
Despite some brave driving from the ever-reliable Sergio Perez, who earns 52 of their 73 points, the team struggles to recover from the turbulence of 2018 and finishes the season in seventh place in the constructors’ rankings.
Dwindle to the middle of the pack’s bottom as financial instability culminates in new ownership, the new Racing Point moniker, and a new championship entry beginning with the Belgian GP in August, despite the ongoing intra-team rivalry between veteran Sergio Perez and Mercedes youngster Esteban Ocon. Perform well in the face of a 59-point deficit after Spa, and come back to finish eighth overall.