Aston Martin Reveals Launch Date For 2022 Formula 1 Car

British manufacturer Aston Martin has confirmed that the new AMR22 car is to be unveiled at a launch event on 10 February from the firm’s headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire.

According to a press release, the launch of the AMR22 marks the first date for the F1 launch season in 2022, when all 10 teams will unveil their revised designs under the overhauled technical regulations for the upcoming season.

Pre-season testing begins at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain on 23 February. Teams will get six days of pre-season running before the opening round of the season takes place in Bahrain on 20 March.

Aston Martin is hoping to bounce back after a disappointing 2021 season that saw it slip to seventh place in the constructors’ championship.

Following a rebrand from Racing Point, the manufacturer was hit hard by downforce reductions that caused the race car to lose performance during its first season as Aston Martin, compared to its midfield rivals.

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel scored one podium finish in his first season with Aston Martin, taking second place at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Meanwhile, team-mate Lance Stroll recorded a best finish of sixth place in Qatar, ending the season only six points short of Vettel’s total.

However, the biggest change for the team over the winter break was the exit of team principal and chief executive Otmar Szafnauer, who it is rumoured may be moving to the Alpine team. At the time, Aston Martin said that the team would be ‘managed within the leadership team until a replacement is appointed’.

Aston Martin held one of the more memorable F1 car launches last year that featured big names including James Bond star Daniel Craig, former Bond girl Gemma Arterton, and seven-time NFL Super Bowl winner Tom Brady.

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