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Aston Martin confirm launch date for first F1 contender in more than six decades

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The first Aston Martin Formula 1 car since 1960 will be revealed in early March, the team has revealed, as they set the date for the reveal of their 2021 F1 contender.

The new Aston Martin F1 car will be launched on March 3 at 1500 GMT, having previously been touted for February.

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The Silverstone-based team, previously known as Racing Point, will field four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel alongside Lance Stroll as they take on a brand new identity this year. The two drivers will also take part in a Q&A on March 3 as they launch the new car.

Aston Martin previously entered F1 in 1959, leaving the sport after the 1960 season. They will launch their 2021 car a day after Mercedes and Alpine reveal their contenders.

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