In an email sent to fans on Friday morning, Aston Martin confirmed that the AMR22 car will be unveiled on February 10 from the manufacturer’s headquarters in Gaydon.
This marks a first date on the F1 launch season’s agenda in 2022, when all 10 teams will unveil significantly revised designs as part of revised technical regulations for the upcoming campaign.
Ferrari has laid out a vague plan to launch its car between February 16 and 18, but has yet to announce an exact date.
Pre-season testing kicks off at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain on February 23. The teams will benefit from six days of pre-season before the first round of the season takes place in Bahrain on March 20.
Aston Martin will start the 2022 season looking to bounce back from a disappointing campaign last year that saw them slip to seventh in the Constructors’ Championship.
In their first season of racing under the Aston Martin following their renaming from Racing Point, the team were hit hard by downforce cuts which left them underperforming against their midfield rivals. .
Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR21 Mule
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Quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel clinched a podium in his debut season with Aston Martin, taking second place at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
His teammate Lance Stroll recorded a better sixth place in Qatar and finished the year nine points behind Vettel’s total in the standings.
The biggest change for the team over the winter was the departure of team director and CEO Otmar Szafnauer, who has been heavily linked with the move to Alpine.
Aston Martin announced upon Szafnauer’s departure earlier this month that the team would be “managed within the management team until a replacement is appointed”.
Aston Martin staged one of the most memorable F1 car launches last year, featuring big names including James Bond star Daniel Craig, former Bond Girl Gemma Arterton and the seven-time Super winner. NFL Bowl, Tom Brady.