Aston Martin given licence to thrill by James Bond following British Racing Green unveiling


Aston Martin given licence to thrill by James Bond after Daniel Craig takes part in glitzy unveiling of British Racing Green… while owner Lawrence Stroll claims their return is the best thing to happen to F1 for years

  • Lawrence Stroll said Aston Martin’s return is the best to happen for F1 in years 
  • Their British Racing Green was unveiled in a ceremony involving Daniel Craig
  • Driving responsibilities lie with four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin’s return to Formula One was trumpeted by owner Lawrence Stroll as the best thing that has happened to Formula One in years.

The proof of that claim will be tested when the season opens with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28.

But the stunning car – in British Racing Green – at least looked the part when it was unveiled during a glitzy ceremony involving Daniel Craig and his former Bond girl Gemma Arterton.

Aston Martin’s return to Formula One was trumpeted by owner Lawrence Stroll as the best thing that has happened to Formula One in years

The British Racing Green was unveiled during a glitzy ceremony involving Daniel Craig

The British Racing Green was unveiled during a glitzy ceremony involving Daniel Craig

‘Go take it to them,’ said Craig. ‘I’ll see you on the grid.’ 

Driving responsibilities lie with four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, who joins the iconic British brand from Ferrari, and Stroll’s son Lance.

The modern Aston team hope for more success than their predecessors enjoyed during their only previous foray into Formula One in 1959 and 1960, when they failed to score a point.

The modern Aston team hope for more success than their predecessors in 1959 and 1960

The modern Aston team hope for more success than their predecessors in 1959 and 1960