From red to green, 33-year-old Sebastian Vettel sets off for a new challenge in Formula 1 after his long experience in Ferrari, chasing glory at the wheel of the Aston Martin, the new and historic name of the Racing Point team.
It will be he, more than the young Lance Stroll, who will have the task of bringing the AMR21 unveiled today to compete with Ferrari, Red Bull, McLaren, Alpine and perhaps even the dominant Mercedes, with which the car shares not only the engine.
The car is beautiful, the British green racing color studied by the team for a long time is fascinating, but only tomorrow, when there is a 'taste' at Silverstone for the filming day, the German will be able to begin to know its strengths, weaknesses and secrets.
In the online presentation - which also featured two special guests like Daniel Craig and Tom Brady with a cameo - Vettel with a hat did not hide: "I'm here to win, I know it will take some time , but that is my and the team's goal. I have a lot of experience and I will put it at the service of the team, which in my opinion has a lot of potential, "he said.
"I am motivated and optimistic - he continued -. The car is beautiful, one of the best on the grid. This team, with few resources, has managed to enter the fight at the top".
The green livery hides the shapes and solutions of the Mercedes up to a certain point, of which the Racing Point 2020 was already an almost faithful reproduction.
Last year, with Ferrari, Vettel often had to suffer in the presence of the then pink single-seaters and plans to continue to disappoint the Reds starting from the first race, the Bahrain GP on 28 March, on the Sakhir track which from 12 to 14 will host the first and only official pre-season tests.
But also Stroll, son of the boss, Lawrence, is pawing, who spares no investments to make the team make a definitive leap in quality before the next season that will change all the rules.
"There will be higher expectations - said the Canadian driver - and I see 2021 as a huge opportunity to achieve excellent results. We had a great final of 2020 and I think we can start well this year too".