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2021 Formula One car

The AMR21

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A Formula One car is on the bleeding edge of technology, a staggeringly complex jigsaw of lightweight components and precision engineering. The push for excellence drives development of materials and tech that will power our future road cars.

Components
15,000+
Weight with driver
752kg
Overall width
2000mm
Overall length
5600mm
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2021 rule challenges

While the ruleset is largely stable in 2021, one change is a particular challenge for Formula One teams. New rules for 2021 have stripped the rear bodywork of a series of complex winglets that helped balance the car at high speed. The challenge is to regain the aerodynamic benefits elsewhere on the AMR21.

A key area
The front and rear wings are crucial to the aerodynamic performance of an F1 car
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Safety first

To manage costs, the 2021 rules demand that all teams carry over the design of their 2020 monocoque, the carbon-fibre survival structure that houses the driver, cockpit and fuel tank. Bolted atop the chassis is Formula One’s newest safety device, the Halo. This titanium structure was introduced in 2018 and must be able to withstand peak loads of around 12 tonnes without failure.

Driver safety
The monocoque is unchanged for 2021
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Power and efficiency

The AMR21 is powered by the Mercedes-AMG F1 M12 E Performance, a 1.6-litre V6 turbo-hybrid power unit, which is a product of Formula One's stable engine regulations that have produced the most efficient Formula One engines ever constructed.

Driving force
The compact 1.6-litre V6 is compactly housed within the chassis
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Exploring cutting-edge materials

Formula One provides the perfect environment for testing and developing cutting-edge new road car solutions, such as hybrid powertrains and electrical energy storage systems. In 2021, Formula One has permitted the use of eco-friendly natural fibres, such as hemp and flax, which can be moulded and bonded just like carbonfibre. It’s a fascinating look at the direction in which material manufacturing is headed.

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The launch of the new AMR21 is also the celebration of a new beginning for Aston Martin.
Lawrence Stroll
Executive Chairman of Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team
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