Aston Martin are considering making changes to their car livery in order to improve the appearance of the colour scheme on television.
The British racing green made a return to the grid for the 2021 season following Aston Martin's takeover of the former Racing Point outfit, marking a dramatic change from the team's former pink livery. Team principal Otmar Szafnauer is pleased with the car's appearance, but also believes there is room for improvement to make it stand out more from other cars running a darker livery.
"I think that the green colour suits us, that’s for sure," Szafnauer told RacingNews365.com and other select media. "And I think it’s a stunning colour in the sun and when you’re looking at it in person.
"I believe we should be looking at making it pop a little bit more on television without losing the green when you’re looking at it outside.
"I don’t know if we can do that, but that’s one thing that we’re looking to do, just to make sure that it differentiates itself on TV from some of the other darker cars."
The team's former pink colour scheme was in line with that of their sponsor, Austrian water company BWT. Whilst BWT remain a sponsor, their colours are now reflected in a more subtle way, with a slim pink stripe on the livery.
Despite the continued presence of BWT, Szafnauer doesn't think that the team will return to their full pink colour scheme for the forseeable future.
"With a name like Aston Martin and Aston being green traditionally we’re growing the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula 1 team, I would think it will stay green," the team boss said.
"Ferrari’s red, Aston will be green."
Aston Martin currently sit in sixth place in the Constructors' Championship, just two points behind AlphaTauri. The British outfit's high point of the season so far came at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, where Sebastian Vettel secured the team's first podium finish under the Aston Martin name with his second place result.