Aston Martin Vantage and DBX confirmed as Safety/Medical car again for new 2022 Formula 1 season



Aston Martin’s finest will once again be seen marshalling a pack of Formula 1 cars for the new 2022 Formula 1 season. At the front, the Aston Martin Vantage will serve as the Safety Car while the DBX SUV will play the Medical Car role.

The pair will only support 12 of this season’s races, beginning with the Australian Grand Prix in Albert Park, Melbourne from the 8th to the 10th of April 2022. In total, there are 23 races announced for the 2022 season.

This season Safety and Medical cars will wear the new 2022 Aston Martin Racing Green similar to the AMR 22 Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 cars. Last year’s Aston Martin Vantage Safety Car inspired the Vantage F1 Edition; the fastest, most track-focused Vantage to date.

The AMR 22 Formula 1 car.

Driven by the FIA’s appointed driver, Bernd Mayländer, the Vantage Safety Car has been developed purely for its role by the engineering team at Aston Martin’s Headquarters in Gaydon, UK, in collaboration with the FIA. The Vantage Safety Car also benefits from Aston Martin’s experience in GT racing including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

On the outside, there are side-mounted radio antennas, an LED rear number plate and a custom, roof-mounted LED light-bar, developed by Aston Martin. Inside, both driver and passenger can access the FIA’s Marshalling System, which displays lights corresponding to the warning flags. The car is also covered with cameras inside and out, to provide live TV footage. 

As for the DBX Medical Car, Aston Martin said having the SUV deployed on the best race circuits in the world provides invaluable data for the vehicle dynamics experts at Aston Martin. Information gathered during race weekends has led the company to conceive the new DBX 707, the world’s fastest luxury SUV.

The Medical Car carries a vast range of equipment, from fire extinguishers to a defibrillator along with a large medical kit bag. Like the Vantage, the DBX has been fitted with FIA-approved racing seats, a 6-point safety harness, the marshalling system and even TV screens so the doctor can see exactly what is happening in the race while he’s on standby inside the vehicle.

The 2022 Formula 1 season starts in Bahrain, from the 18th to the 20th of March.


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