Aston Martin to launch AMR22 on February 10

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Aston Martin have become the first Formula 1 team to announce a launch date for their 2022 car, the AMR22.

The team announced on Friday morning that the team’s newest car will be revealed on Thursday 10 February at the road car manufacturer’s headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire. The launch will also be streamed online for fans to watch.

Aston Martin are the first of the ten teams to formally announce a launch date for their 2022 car. Earlier this month, Mercedes teased their upcoming W13, with McLaren also posting glimpses of their new car on social media. AlphaTauri announced on Wednesday that their chassis for the new season had passed its FIA-mandated crash safety test.

Drivers Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel will race for Aston Martin again in 2022. The team – rebranding from Racing Point for the 2021 season – finished seventh in the constructors’ championship with 77 points and one podium finish. Aston Martin have announced that following the recent departure of CEO Otmar Szafnauer from the team, former BMW head of motorsport Mike Krack will take over the role of team principal.

The 2022 season sees a drastic overhaul of technical regulations designed to improve racing in Formula 1 by making cars easier to follow rivals by reducing the dirty air effect. The regulations were intended to be introduced last season, but were delayed by a year due to concerns over the impact of the Covid pandemic on the championship.

This season will also be the longest in the history of the sport, at 23 scheduled races. Pre-season testing for the 2022 F1 season will begin with a three day test at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya on February 23. The season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix takes place on 18 March.

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14 comments on “Aston Martin to launch AMR22 on February 10”

  1. Lets see if they’ve done anything about the color or paint, like they suggested they might do.

    (Looking at you, POST COMMENT button)

  2. I hope they sorted their color.
    Last year’s Astons were horible

  3. The colour of the pic above reminds of a fizzy drink, but I can’t put my finger on what (I’m not the most avid fizz drinker)…

      1. @f1mre
        That’s the one! Thank you!

      2. @f1mre I would love to see them return to the 1991 Jordan 7-Up livery. One of my favourite cars of all time, and not just because of Schumacher (in fact mainly for other reasons). I mean I highly, highly doubt it’ll be the case, but I’d love to see it…

  4. I haven’t seen it mentioned on here but I read that Aston Martin have parted ways with BWT? If true, that will make their livery look significantly better straight away! I didn’t mind the pink cars but last year’s looked terrible. Hopefully they fix the green like they said they were going to without having to clash it with pink, it could be a decent looking livery.

    Unfortunately without a Mercedes car to copy, I don’t think it’s going to be very fast. It could be a tough year for them and unless a Mercedes flips over, they’re not going to be able to take pictures of the important parts.

    1. @petebaldwin I have also heard rumours about that. According to those, and I will reinforce, currently unconfirmed rumours, it may have something to do with Otmar. And apparently they may be set to move to Alpine (Otmar?). I hope they don’t ruin that Alpine livery like they did with the green Aston, the A521 was one of my favourite liveries last season. I also hope Aston do replace that Pink with some AMR light green as well.

      I’m not so sure I agree with the bit about the Merc car. They built some pretty decent cars in the first half of the hybrid era (didn’t they get consecutive 4th places?), and it wasn’t all down to the Merc engines I don’t think. I don’t see them returning to 2021 levels of competitiveness though

  5. They could pick a decent colour scheme out of Mike Krack.

      1. Let’s put every resource inside in order to be stimulated for the new season says Mike Krack.

  6. Probably the team who’s car I’m least interested in seeing, but I’m still very excited to see any 2022 contender! Bring on the new era of big covered rims and ground effects! Can’t wait!

  7. Will be interesting to see wether they continue the trend of completely meaningless launchevents where you can’t tell anything about the car or if the budget cap means there is no real risk of competitors reverse engineering your car.

  8. Jokes aside, which team will bring the biggest improvement(s) to the 2022 cars?

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