Aston Martin’s return to Formula 1 has also seen British Racing Green’s return to the net. But according to Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer, the team is committed to making their green car … even greener.
With Force India / Racing Point running in pink since 2017 – representing the colors of key sponsors BWT – Lawrence Stroll paved the way for both the team and a significant stake in the Aston Martin car company via a consortium Aston Martin returns as a working team for Formula 1 for the first time since 1960 this season.
This change also led to a shift in livery from pink to green. But Szafnauer said that while the team was happy with their new look, he was eager for Aston Martin’s cars to stand out more when on TV.
“I think the green color suits us, that’s for sure,” said Szafnauer, speaking during the Austrian Grand Prix weekend. “I think it’s a fantastic color in the sun, and when you look at it personally. But I think we need to look at making it pop a little more on TV without losing the green when you look at its exterior.
“I do not know if we can do that,” Szafnauer added, “but it’s one thing we want to do, just to make sure it differs on television from some of the other darker cars.”
Certainly, it was never possible to blame the pink Force India and Racing Point cars for not standing out. But Szafnauer rejected suggestions from the team that returned to a completely pink color while they were Aston Martin.
“With a name like Aston Martin,” said Szafnauer, “and Aston is traditionally green – and we’re growing the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula 1 team – I would think it would stay green.
“Ferrari is red,” Szafnauer added, “Aston will be green.”