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Aston Martin reveals new F1 security and medical vehicles for 2021


As beforehand reported by Motorsport.com, Aston Martin – which returns as a producer F1 entrant for the primary time in over 60 years – will share the security and medical automobile duties with long-time security and medical automobile provider Mercedes this season. 

Mercedes and Aston Martin have grow to be more and more shut over the previous 12 months, having reached offers on shareholding agreements and nearer technical cooperation. It was just lately introduced that Mercedes will improve its stake in Aston Martin to twenty%, whereas additionally giving entry to a variety of its applied sciences – together with powertrain and electrical/digital structure. 

A specially-equipped model of Aston’s Vantage has been developed for the security automobile position of intervening and controlling the tempo of a race to neutralize the occasion following an accident or on-track hazard. Engineered by a staff at its headquarters in Gaydon, UK, the Vantage advantages from important chassis and aerodynamic enhancements to ship improved observe efficiency and lap occasions. 

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Energy has elevated by 25PS (24hp) to 535PS (528hp), delivered by a 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine. It might speed up from 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds, with its 685Nm (505lb-ft) of peak torque being sustained for longer. On the aerodynamic facet, the vaned grille coupled with a brand new entrance splitter creates 155.6kg (343lb) of downforce at 200km/h (124 mph), greater than 60kg (132lb) higher than the manufacturing Vantage produces on the similar pace. 

Contained in the cabin, two screens are mounted on the dashboard offering the occupants with a dwell tv feed and quite a lot of customizable info shows, together with dwell lap timing and the observe positioning of all energetic race vehicles.  

The centre console has been modified, with a change management system used to execute plenty of actions, together with activating the siren, radio communications and controlling the light-bar LEDs. The FIA’s ‘Marshalling System’ is built-in into the instrument cluster and the dashboard, permitting the driving force and co-driver to see which color flag is being proven in every sector of the observe. 

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F1’s veteran security automobile driver Bernd Maylander mentioned: “Method 1 followers around the globe are delighted to see the return of Aston Martin to the observe, as am I. [This] is an exquisite, succesful automobile that signifies an thrilling new period for Aston Martin.” 

In addition to the Vantage security automobile, Aston Martin’s DBX – the model’s first SUV – will tackle the position of medical automobile. Pushed by Alan van der Merwe and partnered by Dr Ian Roberts (the FIA F1 medical response coordinator) this automobile begins behind the F1 discipline on the opening lap of races and is subsequently deployed from the pitlane in case of medical emergency on observe when required. 

Powered by a 4-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine, that can be used within the DB11 and Vantage, it gives 550PS (542hp) and 700NM (516lb-ft) of torque, with a 0-60mph time of 4.3 seconds, able to a high pace of 181mph. 

It’s required to hold a considerable quantity of apparatus together with a big medical bag, a defibrillator, two fireplace extinguishers and a burns equipment. Very like the security automobile, two screens have been mounted onto the dashboard to offer dwell race footage. A further display is used to learn dwell biometric information delivered through know-how within the drivers’ gloves, which within the occasion of an accident gives important info on their situation. 

Each autos have undergone important testing, together with high-speed sturdiness assessments and aggressive circuit driving on the Aston Martin facility at Silverstone, totting up nearly 15,000km collectively. The autos have additionally been examined in a dyno local weather chamber to make sure they are going to carry out in all race situations. 

Tobias Moers, CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda, mentioned: “Along with the entire firm, I’m extraordinarily pleased 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.