Aston Martin set to unveil real 2022 F1 car at launch

Aston Martin is set to become the first team to unveil a real 2022 Formula 1 car at its launch event on Thursday. 
Aston Martin set to unveil real 2022 F1 car at launch

The Silverstone-based outfit will be the third team to take the wraps off its new challenger for the upcoming 2022 season later this afternoon, and the team has confirmed the car it showcases will be the real AMR22. 

Red Bull unveiled its RB18 car on Wednesday but it became apparent the Milton Keynes team had simply used a show car at its online launch to present its livery and new title sponsor Oracle. 

Last week, Haas released digital renders of its VF-22, though the American squad admitted the images were not representative of the car that will hit the track in pre-season testing in Barcelona on February 23-25. 

Aston Martin will therefore have the honour of revealing the first real 2022 car when it launches the AMR22 at its Gaydon headquarters at 2pm GMT. 

It is likely there will still be an element of secrecy around the design of the AMR22 given that teams are keen to avoid giving away key details how they have interpreted F1’s rules revolution to their rivals. 

Aston Martin drivers Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll are set to conduct a first shakedown test of the AMR22 at Silverstone on Friday. 

The rebranded team is looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2021 season in which it slipped to seventh in the constructors’ championship. Four-time world champion Vettel scored the team's only podium last year with a second-place finish in Baku. 

Aston Martin is about to head into the second year of a five-year plan to win F1 world championships and has made a number of headline appointments ahead of the new campaign. 

They include the signing of new technical director Dan Fallows from Red Bull and former BMW Motorsport boss Mike Krack as team principal. 

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