Aston Martin says it is looking to make its current paint job “stand out a bit more” after accepting that it can be hard to distinguish on TV.
The Silverstone-based operation has unveiled a new program for 2021 to align with the renaming of Racing Point to Aston Martin.
The pink design, which has been used since 2017 on behalf of the main sponsor BWT, has given way to the green colors associated with Aston Martin.
During the week, BWT boss Andreas Weissenbacher suggested in an interview with Speedweek that Aston Martin should return to its predominantly pink scheme in order to be more recognizable on the track.
Aston Martin boss Otmar Szafnauer stressed that the Formula 1 cars will remain green due to the company’s branding, but hinted that optimization could be in sight.
“I think the green color suits us, that’s for sure,” he said.
“I think it’s a breathtaking car in the sun and when you look at it in person.
“I think we should try to make it stand out a bit more on TV without losing the green when you see it outside.
“So I don’t know if we can do that, but that’s one thing we want to do just to make sure it differs from some of the other darker cars on TV.”
Aston Martin finished Friday training at the Austrian Grand Prix with Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel in fourth and fifth place.
It was the squad’s best training performance so far in 2021, but Vettel downplayed their positions.
“It is Friday. If we are P5 tomorrow it would of course be great, but it’s still at the beginning and I think we were maybe a little more aggressive than other people, ”he said.
“It’s definitely good, we’re going to take it, and I think we’ve tried a few things too, so we’ll see you tomorrow. Other conditions this weekend, hopefully we have done our homework in between and are a bit stronger this weekend. “The post Aston Martin wants to “pop a little more” paintwork – Motorsport Week first appeared on monter-une-startup.
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