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FEB 19th 2021
Andrew Frankel

Andrew Frankel

The forgotten Aston Martin F1 car | Thank Frankel it’s Friday

So Aston Martin will this year return to the grid as a Formula 1 team for the first time in over 60 years. Or so the press release says. I’ll leave it to you to decide whether title sponsorship of what was the Racing Point team entitles Aston Martin to call itself a Formula 1 team, all I’d observe is that however you look at it, the practice is not exactly new: officially the Lotus F1 cars of the mid 1970s weren’t Lotuses at all, but John Player Specials.

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