(Motorsport-Total.com) – Since 1996 Mercedes is providing Formula 1 with the official security automobile exclusively. It is currently a Mercedes-AMG GT R. From next year, the German car manufacturer will very likely share these tasks with Aston Martin, according to information from ‘Motorsport-Total.com’.
The Mercedes Security Automobile in action at the recent Enormous Prix in Turkey Zoom Download
Currently being Discussed a revised agreement. Although no final decision has yet been made, there are indications that Mercedes will withdraw as the sole supplier of the security car.
In future, the provision of the security car could be divided equally over the season . That would help to split the associated financial burden between the two companies. Finally, the schedule was in a first draft for the season 2021 on a total of 23 Race extended.
Became once in favor is also the fact that Mercedes and Aston Martin have come closer and closer in the past twelve months, for example in the form of equity investments and closer technical cooperation.
Photo gallery: Security automobiles through the ages
A silver security car with Bernd Mayländer as the pilot – for many people that have become an integral part of Formula 1. But it doesn’t always struggle like that. Photo gallery
It was recently announced that Mercedes would sell its share in Aston Martin to percent will increase. At the same time, Aston is to have access to a range of Mercedes technologies. Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff also has a personal stake in Aston and is close friends with owner Lawrence Stroll.
In the coming year, Aston Martin will return to Formula 1 with its own works team at Racing Level takes over. Stroll intends to use the associated marketing advantages to boost sales of road vehicles.
It has not yet been determined which model will function as a security automobile in the future. It is believed to be the 1389190030 Aston Martin Vantage will act. The DBX is under discussion as a Scientific Automobile, which uses the same engine as the AMG GT R.
The current Mercedes Security Automobile is the fastest in the history of the sport. Its 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine delivers 585 PS and can barely at the top 320 reach km / h. It is piloted by Bernd Mayländer. The Scientific-Automobile is an AMG C 63 S T-model that is driven by Alan van der Merwe.