Aston Martin is a British car manufacturer. Established in 1913 as a car dealership under the name Bamford & Martin, it began building cars and changed its name to Aston Martin Ltd in 1926. Following its merger with Lagonda, it changed its name to Aston Martin Lagonda Limited in 1959.
The company, not large in size, but one of the elite in the panorama of prestigious sports cars, still today produces Gran Turismo made with artisanal care.
From 1950 the models that made the history of the brand began to be presented, recognizable by the initial DB in honor of the owner. The models that made Aston Martin known all over the world were certainly the DB4 and DB5, the latter immortalized in the James Bond films. The initial abbreviation DB distinguished all the models of the house until 1972 when the Vantage series also began.
Aston Martin participated in Formula 1 competitions as a constructor for the David Brown corporation team in the 1959 season with drivers Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori and in the 1960 season, replacing Shelby with Maurice Trintignant. In the 5 races played by the team, no points were scored for the championship standings.
Subsequently, the Aston Martin name reappeared in Formula 1, first as title sponsor of the Red Bull team, from 2018 to 2020. Then in 2021, following the acquisition of some shares in the car manufacturer by entrepreneur Lawrence Stroll, Racing Point, owned by the Canadian investor, changes its name to Aston Martin F1 Team.