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First it was nude photo shoot and now, Ranveer Singh is accused of driving a luxury car with expired registration.
The replica of the iconic Aston, one of eight specially designed and manufactured for the 2021 film, is the only DB5 stunt car put up for sale by Aston Martin and EON productions, according to Christie's.
Aston Martin said that Vettel has not yet registered a negative test after falling ill and missing last weekend's season-opening race in Bahrain where 'super-sub' and fellow-German Nico Hulkenberg took over.
His departure had been mooted during the Brazilian Grand Prix in November but he had denied at the time he had plans to step down.
Aston Martin, formerly known as Racing Point, currently sit seventh in the constructors' championship, with Vettel recording their best result — finishing second in Azerbaijan.
The Aston Martin Valhalla is expected to go from 0-100 kph in a mere 2.5 seconds and breach the 350 kph mark.
Even with the pandemic wreaking havoc globally, luxury carmakers are witnessing demand rise like never before.
The 33-year-old German has never won a Grand Prix, but proved himself a valuable asset when standing in for Covid-19 casualties last season, before it rebranded as Aston Martin.
Formula 1 2021, Bahrain GP: Sebastian Vettel handed five penalty points in 'tricky' debut with Aston Martin
Vettel's day began with a five-place grid penalty for failing to obey double yellow flags in Saturday's qualifying and continued with a collision with Esteban Ocon's Alpine under braking at Turn One in the race.
Bahrain Grand Prix: Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel demoted to last place on grid for yellow flag violation
Vettel picked up a grid penalty from race stewards for failing to slow down when yellow flags were deployed during his final Q1 run, related to incidents involving Nikita Mazepin's Haas and the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz
The four-time world champion Vettel, who joined the Aston Villa team this year after leaving Ferrari, failed to make the cut from Q1 and struggled to make an impression.
Vettel considered retiring but a move to Aston Martin has rekindled the 33-year-old German driver's enthusiasm.
Formula 1 2021: Sebastian Vettel targets another world title as Aston Martin unveil car in return to sport
"I think I have another world championship in me... I am not too old and I still have a long time in me," said new Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel, who spent six luckless campaigns with Ferrari.
Aston Martin is working on a plug-in hybrid version of the DBX SUV, and will also launch the Valkyrie hypercar with a hybrid powertrain.
On his final lap, slowing down round the Yas Marina Circuit, Vettel surprised many by singing an Italian song about Ferrari on the team radio system.
Formula 1 2020: Sebastian Vettel says he has 'no regrets' on Ferrari stint despite failing to win titles with team
Vettel made clear he felt revitalised by the prospect of joining Aston Martin next year— but looked back with pleasure on his years at Maranello.
Formula 1 2020: 'Nobody told me anything', Sergio Perez says he did not expect Racing Point axe on short notice
Perez, who had a contract for 2021 and believed the team wanted him to stay, learned his fate during a phone call from team owner Lawrence Stroll on Wednesday, shortly before his departure was confirmed.
Signing Vettel was "a clear signal" to the racing world, said Racing Point, which will take the Aston Martin name next year after Canadian billionaire owner Lawrence Stroll's investment in the British brand.
Perez, 30, originally joined the team in its former guise as Force India in 2014 and missed this year's British Grand Prix after contracting coronavirus.
Mercedes' parent company Daimler have moved to crush rumours that they are planning to quit Formula One after a speculative report in German media claimed that the company has planned to sell the team to Lawrence Stroll, the owner of Aston Martin, next year.