Aston Martin F1 will play its first season after two years as Racing Point. The team wants to become a top team in the medium term, but the primary objective this year is to secure the third place lost in 2020 to McLaren.

“That will be the goal for us. But I don’t think it will be easy, we have some great rivals in the peloton” Otmar Szafnauer told Sky Sports, before determining who his team’s rivals will be this season.

“Ferrari will obviously be working very hard this winter to do better than last year. McLaren has a new Mercedes engine, the same one we have, and I’m sure they chose it for competitive reasons. also had driver changes, we’ll see how it all falls into place. “

The main challenge this season will be to maintain good support despite the reduction of the flat bottom on its rear part: “From a philosophical point of view, we will keep a car with low rake. But there are significant aero changes, and we had to redevelop everything.”

“This is the first time that a year-over-year car has kept so many parts. Although the philosophy is the same, we will have a lot of new parts and aero development, but even a new chassis for us. Although the car will be similar to last year, it will be essentially renewed. “