David Richards on Aston Martin's LMP1 racer

David Richards on Aston Martin's LMP1 racer

Aston Martin chairman David Richards talked to AUTOSPORT about the company's first all-new factory prototype in 20 years - the AMR-One - and explained to Gary Watkins why the petrol-powered car can challenge at the front at Le Mans

With assurances about the equalisation of the regulations between diesel and petrol power at the top of global prototype racing secure, Aston Martin committed its resources to a brand new LMP1 challenger and announced such intentions at the Silverstone Le Mans Series finale last September.

Fast forward five months and the famous sportscar manufacturer has revealed its open-top petrol-powered contender – the AMR-One. The car represents the first new prototype sanctioned by the factory in 20 years.

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