Aston Martin has revealed its all new security and medical automotive forward of the beginning of the 2021 F1 season, with it now sharing duties with Mercedes at race occasions.
The introduction comes as no shock given Mercedes and Aston Martin’s relationship has developed strongly over the previous 12 months or so. Inside that time-frame, Mercedes has elevated its stake in Aston Martin to twenty% whereas additionally permitting Aston Martin to raid its powertrain and electrical/digital structure departments amongst different applied sciences.
The brand new security automotive is an Aston Martin Vantage, which contains a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine from Mercedes-AMG. Right here it’s been given a spruce up with an additional 24hp, bumping its energy to 528hp. A brand new vane grille and entrance splitter generate as a lot as 155kg of downforce at 124mph, which equates to some 60kg greater than the common Vantage makes on the identical velocity.
As a substitute of the one infotainment display, there at the moment are two digital shows, one with a dwell tv feed of the race, the opposite with automobile statistics, lap timing of the F1 vehicles and the place their positions are on the observe.
Quite a lot of different tech is on board, this contains controls for the LED lightbar, siren and radio communications, in addition to the FIA Marshalling System, telling the driving force which sections of the observe are flagged.
The medical automotive comes within the type of the Aston Martin DBX. Utilizing a model of the identical twin-turbo V8 engine, it produces 525hp and can hit 181mph. On board is an entire host of medical gear, hearth extinguishers and a defibrillator.
Reside very important medical info from the drivers gloves can be fed to the medical automotive within the occasion of a collision to assist diagnose the situation of the driving force.
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Method 1, mentioned: “We’re very happy to announce our new partnership with each Aston Martin and Mercedes-AMG to supply the Official Security and Medical Vehicles to the FIA Method 1 World Championship.”
Tobias Moers, CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda, mentioned: “Along with the entire firm, I’m extraordinarily happy with the Aston Martin model’s return to Method 1, the head of motorsport, for the primary time in additional than 60 years and represents the beginning of a big new period for Aston Martin.