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Ferrari and Aston Martin set date to unveil 2022 F1 cars

17 January 2022

Ferrari is set to unveil this season’s F1 car on February 17, as drivers Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc get ready for the 2022 F1 World Championship.

The Italian squad bounced back from their worst season in 40 years in 2020 to finish three places higher in third in the constructors’ championship last year.

New recruit Sainz finished an fifth in the drivers’ standings, just in front of Leclerc who finished  seventh.

Ferrari follows Aston Martin’s announcement last week it will launch its 2022 Formula 1 car, the AMR22, on February 10. The event to be streamed online from Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters.

The team, which finished seventh in 2021, are being led into a new era by Canadian business owner, Lawrence Stroll.

Four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel will partner Lance Stroll for a second season running, while there has been a change at the top –following the departure of Team Principle, Otmar Szafnauer.

Szafnauer left his role with immediate effect at the beginning of the year after 12 years.

Mike Krack has now been appointed as the new Team Principle. Prior to joining Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team, Krack leading BMW’s global motorsport operation, having worked for the Munich-based company since 2014.

In that role he was in charge of BMW’s Formula E, GT and IMSA programmes, as well as its planned expansion into the new LMDh formula for IMSA & WEC, including the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Prior to that Mike worked in a senior motorsport role for Porsche. He has worked for a decade in Formula One before, for Sauber then BMW-Sauber.

Last September, Aston Martin revealed former McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh was returning to Formula 1 as Group Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin Performance Technologies.

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