Aston Martin is a former FIA Formula One World Championship constructor and entrant, which competed as the factory team for British car manufacturer Aston Martin between 1959 and 1960. Entering five Grand Prix, the Aston Martin team would have very little impact, registering a best finish of sixth courtesy of Roy Salvadori, while also fielding American driver and engineer Carroll Shelby.
Aston Martin Racing would instead focus on sports car racing after the ill-fated F1 attempts, becoming one of the most successful teams in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and a prolific GT brand. Various F1 drivers have driven for Aston Martin's GT programmes, including David Brabham, Pedro Lamy and Heinz-Harald Frentzen.
On 31 January 2020 it was announced that Aston Martin would return to the F1 paddock for the 2021 season, as part of an investment from Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll. As a result of Stroll's investment in the Aston Martin group, Racing Point were to be re-branded as AMR, effectively becoming a factory Aston Martin team, with the intention of using engines supplied by Mercedes.
Background[edit | edit source]
Prior to Formula One World Championship[edit | edit source]
Formula One World Championship[edit | edit source]
F1 Summary[edit | edit source]
|Year||Chassis||Engine||Tyres||Drivers||Rounds||Points||WCC Pos||Test drivers||Report|
|1959||DBR4||Aston Martin||Roy Salvadori||3, 5, 7-8||0||6th||N/A||Report|
|Carroll Shelby||3, 5, 7-8|
|Aston Martin||Roy Salvadori||4, 7||0||10th||N/A||Report|
Complete Formula One Results[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
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- James Attwood, 'Billionaire Stroll takes major stake in Aston Martin', autocar.com, (Haymarket Media Group, 31/01/2020), https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/billionaire-stroll-takes-major-stake-aston-martin, (Accessed 31/01/2020)
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