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Vettel “over the moon” with ‘unexpected’ 1st F1 podium for Aston Martin

Vettel “over the moon” with ‘unexpected’ 1st F1 podium for Aston Martin | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

Vettel enjoyed an impressive first stint in Baku to move up the order, stopping at least seven laps later than his main competitors. He rejoined in seventh place on Lap 17 and quickly closed in on Charles Leclerc. The German overtook Leclerc and Gasly in quick succession following the Safety Car, which was caused by Lance Stroll’s tyre failure on Lap 31.

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Aston Martin designs immersive extended reality experience with NVIDIA technology

Aston Martin designs immersive extended reality experience with NVIDIA technology | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

Avec le Lenovo ThinkStation P620 alimenté par des graphiques NVIDIA RTX A6000 , Aston Martin est en mesure de proposer une expérience immersive de l'Aston Martin DBX. La démo époustouflante se compose de plus de 10 millions de polygones, permettant aux utilisateurs de visualiser des visuels incroyablement détaillés et photoréalistes en réalité virtuelle, augmentée et mixte - collectivement connues sous le nom de réalité étendue ou XR.

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Aston Martin Cygnet V8 Review

Aston Martin Cygnet V8 Review | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

Remember the Aston Martin Cygnet? The city car Aston’s former CEO Ulrich Bez used as a leftfield loophole to lower the firm’s emissions back in 2011. Somewhat hilariously, Aston’s wishy-washy marketing described it as a “tender” – a sort of short-range urban dinghy to your DBS yacht. In reality, it was an utterly extortionate, £31k, rebadged Toyota iQ with a leathery interior that only lasted two years before being swept under the carpet. Quite right, too. It was one of the biggest jokes in motoring history. An April fool PR stunt made real. But it’s funny how perspective can change with time and the application of a 4.7-litre V8 engine.

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Aston Martin Victor Review

Aston Martin Victor Review | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

Meet Victor. He’s a one-off, unique, the latest creation from Aston Martin’s Q Advanced Operations department. There will be no more Victors. Underneath it’s mostly Vulcan, which in turn was mostly One-77, Aston’s first million pound hypercar. 77 of those were made, plus 24 Vulcans, meaning this is the 102nd – and last – car built on those underpinnings.

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‘We’ve waited for that’ says Vettel after jumping Hamilton and Gasly to net first points for Aston Martin

‘We’ve waited for that’ says Vettel after jumping Hamilton and Gasly to net first points for Aston Martin | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

Life at Aston Martin has been difficult for Sebastian Vettel, having joined from Ferrari ahead of this season, but the four-time world champion turned his fortunes around in Monaco, with fifth in the Monaco Grand Prix to score his first points of the season…

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Aston Martin Is Abandoning the Manual Transmission

Aston Martin Is Abandoning the Manual Transmission | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

Moers confirmed to Road & Track during a recent interview that Aston Martin plans to abandon the manual transmission altogether. The CEO, who previously headed Mercedes-AMG, also told Australian media the gearbox will be phased out of the Vantage lineup for the model’s 2022 refresh. This contradicts the manufacturer’s previous plans, which called for the manual to be a stand-alone option for the Vantage going forward.

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Aston Martin backs away from F1 legal action

Aston Martin backs away from F1 legal action | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

Boss Otmar Szafnauer, presumably acting on behalf of billionaire team owner Lawrence Stroll, had hinted he suspects Liberty Media may have been part of the push to specifically disadvantage the Mercedes-like ’low rake’ teams. But Auto Motor und Sport correspondent Michael Schmidt said Aston Martin has now given up that fight in order to not be regarded as "a bad loser".

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Mercedes link now hurting Aston Martin

Mercedes link now hurting Aston Martin | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

Just as the so-called 'pink Mercedes' benefitted from the Mercedes tie-up last year, Aston Martin is now struggling for the same basic reason. That is the view of observers including Ralf Schumacher and Dr Helmut Marko, who are connecting the works Mercedes team's current problems with those of the satellite team. "Aston Martin has a new concept, but it's not working properly because it may not have been worked out by themselves," Schumacher told Sport1.

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Vettel: Steering tricky to adapt to in Aston Martin F1 move

Vettel: Steering tricky to adapt to in Aston Martin F1 move | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

Sebastian Vettel says getting to know his Aston Martin Formula 1 team better, and getting on top of its steering characteristics, are two areas he needs to improve most.

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Ferrari to Aston Martin switch "more complex" than rake change

Ferrari to Aston Martin switch "more complex" than rake change | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

Sebastian Vettel has described as "complex" and "interesting" the change he has experienced in car philosophy in switching from Ferrari to Aston Martin. Vettel is a rarity in Formula 1 as he moved from a team in Ferrari that deployed a high-rake concept with its car to Aston Martin that has only recently switched to low rake.

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Luxury British carmaker Aston Martin to add two electric cars to its line-up in 2025

Luxury British carmaker Aston Martin to add two electric cars to its line-up in 2025 | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

British carmaker Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings Plc, best known for being driven by James Bond, are to develop two zero-emissions cars starting in 2025. Chairman Lawrence Stroll told the Financial Times newspaper that the company would produce a battery-electric sports car and an electric sports utility vehicle (SUV).

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Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Partnership

Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Partnership | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

As CEO Brian Humphries explains: "Cognizant continues to increase its global reach and Formula One’s global fan base was a key consideration in seeking entry to the sport. The Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team ticks all the right boxes for us—­we are both innovative, forward-looking firms that like to move fast, stay focused and lead from the front."

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Aston Martin suffer gearbox issues in Saturday's first testing session

Aston Martin suffer gearbox issues in Saturday's first testing session | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

Mercedes' issues in pre-season testing extended to customer team Aston Martin as Sebastian Vettel saw his session halted early due to gearbox problems.

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Bond stunt driver Jessica Hawkins gets Aston Martin F1 role

Bond stunt driver Jessica Hawkins gets Aston Martin F1 role | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

James Bond movie stunt driver and W Series racer Jessica Hawkins has joined the Aston Martin Formula One team as 'driver ambassador'. The team of four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll said in a statement on Wednesday that she will work with partners and "across a variety of disciplines".

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Aston Martin and Alfa Romeo Become First F1 Teams to Launch Crypto Tokens

Aston Martin and Alfa Romeo Become First F1 Teams to Launch Crypto Tokens | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

The tokens not only offer fans the chance to be a part of their favorite racing teams, but they also provide said teams with an additional revenue stream. Racing teams who sign up for the program will earn a commission for each token sold. Additionally, a share of trading fees, that are incurred from the sale of tokens on Chiliz (CHZ) or any other crypto exchange where the tokens are accepted, go toward funding the racing teams.

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Aston martin chairman Lawrence Stroll hit by investor rebellion

Aston martin chairman Lawrence Stroll hit by investor rebellion | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

Aston Martin was dealt a blow as shareholders opposed the firm’s pay and its chairman’s re-election. At the annual general meeting, 18 per cent voted against the remuneration report, while 17 per cent said they did not want chairman Lawrence Stroll re-elected as a director.

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Vettel hopes strong Monaco form kick-starts season for Aston Martin

Vettel hopes strong Monaco form kick-starts season for Aston Martin | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

Last year the team was extremely competitive while competing under the name of Racing Point, and had high hopes of a strong 2021 as it rebranded as Aston Martin. However, the team had just five points to its name before Vettel’s fifth place in Monaco coupled with an eighth for Lance Stroll moved it up to fifth in the constructors’ championship and gave the four-time world champion his first points of the season.

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Aston Martin faces investor revolt over boss's pay

Aston Martin faces investor revolt over boss's pay | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

Aston Martin faces an investor revolt for handing bonuses to its chief executive after accessing £13million in emergency funds to survive the pandemic. Shareholders have been advised to vote against the luxury car maker's pay plans at its annual meeting, calling them a 'material disconnect' from the firm's performance.
Investor advice group ISS criticised the company for paying a £142,000 bonus to chief executive Tobias Moers, who received a total of £1.48million in 2020.

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Aston Martin 'extremely demoralised' under Stroll

Aston Martin 'extremely demoralised' under Stroll | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

“In the past, the engineers were allowed to develop themselves there,” he is quoted as having told Sport1 by Grandpx.news. “They had little budget, they were very young and efficient, very motivated and in some cases also very innovative. Since Stroll has been in charge, things have changed. And I mean everything.
“The engineers actually wanted to build a different car – one with a heavily sloping rear like the Red Bull – because the team had made its cars according to this philosophy for years. “But Stroll only wanted a copy of the Mercedes because that seemed like the easiest way for him to achieve his goals. It is my way or no way – that’s Stroll’s mentality.

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Vettel struggling with F1 car inconsistency

Vettel struggling with F1 car inconsistency | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

Sebastian Vettel is struggling with rear-end stability with his Aston Martin Formula 1 car due to a lack of consistency, according to team boss Otmar Szafnauer.

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Vettel hit by five penalty points in 'tricky' Aston Martin debut

Vettel hit by five penalty points in 'tricky' Aston Martin debut | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

Sebastian Vettel suffered one of the most disappointing days of his recent Formula One career on Sunday (Mar 28), failing to score a point on his debut with Aston Martin and collecting five penalty points on his super-licence. The four-time champion had arrived at the Bahrain International Circuit full of hope but by Sunday evening he was struggling for upbeat words as many paddock observers shrugged and offered only sympathy.

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Sebastian Vettel facing 'big learning curve' at Aston Martin

Sebastian Vettel facing 'big learning curve' at Aston Martin | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel has admitted that he faces a major challenge on multiple fronts as he heads into his first season with the new Aston Martin team. It's not just a change of scene and country to get used to and a brand new team to get to know, but differences in practically every aspect of the car and power unit he'll be using in 2021.

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Aston Martin expect Ferrari will be "really difficult to beat" in 2021

Aston Martin expect Ferrari will be "really difficult to beat" in 2021 | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

Aston Martin finished fourth in the championship last year as Racing Point, seven points behind McLaren after having 15 points deducted, with Renault (now Alpine) and Ferrari behind them. Szafnauer predicts all four will be the mix for third in the championship this year.

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Aston Martin 'to cut more than 200 jobs at St Athan site,' union says

Aston Martin 'to cut more than 200 jobs at St Athan site,' union says | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

More than 200 people are to be made redundant at Aston Martin's St Athan site, a union has said. A total of 95 jobs at the luxury car manufacturer will be lost as well as more than 100 employees from workforce provider Millbank according to Unite Cymru.
On Wednesday the union said the announcement raised questions over Aston Martin's commitment to south Wales, describing the cuts as a "huge chunk of the total workforce". The loss of 95 jobs form part of Aston Martin Lagonda's previously confirmed plans to cut 500 jobs to restore profitability against a backdrop of falling sales in 2020.

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No time to die: can Aston Martin succeed as more than a mere marketing exercise in F1?

No time to die: can Aston Martin succeed as more than a mere marketing exercise in F1? | Aston-Martin | Scoop.it

The Aston Martin F1 team won't win the championship anytime soon, and James Bond doesn't always get the girl, but the Spice Girls would surely approve nonetheless.

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