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Tom Brady welcomes Aston Martin back to F1

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Tom Brady, 'James Bond' help Aston Martin launch F1 car (1:10)

Tom Brady and current James Bond actor Daniel Craig send messages to the team as they launch the AMR21. (1:10)

Tom Brady will be cheering for Aston Martin in Formula One this year.

Brady appeared at the British manufacturer's launch event for its new car, the AMR21. Aston Martin is back in F1 for the first time since 1960, having been rebranded from its former guise, Racing Point.

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll, son of team owner Lawrence Stroll, will drive for the team. After the covers had been taken off the new car Wednesday, a video message from the seven-time Super Bowl champion was played.

"Hey, Lance and Seb, looks like your ride is finally here and it looks amazing," said Brady, who signed an endorsement deal with Aston Martin in 2017. "The AMR21 car looks incredible and fast!

"So congrats to you, Lawrence, on the terrific team you guys are building. It's always about the teamwork, we all know that, and I can't wait to see what you guys have in store this season.

"It's incredible Aston Martin is back on the grid in Formula One. I'll be cheering you every step of the way, and with these two great drivers in Lance and Seb, I wish you all the success. So good luck, and kick some ass!"

The Formula One season starts with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28. There are three days of testing at the host venue of that event, the Bahrain International Circuit, on March 12-14.