Aston Martin will re-join Formula 1 this season with Red Bull Racing, after the two parties joined forces for a road car project headed by Adrian Newey and Marek Reichman.
The project will be to build a hypercar which is codenamed “AM-RB 001”, where as part of the deal, the Aston Martin logo will appear on the nose of the Red Bull, while their name will sit underneath the Tag Heuer logo on the rear of the sidepods.
Aston Martin has had a brief history in Formula One, completing six rounds of the Formula 1 championship from 1959-1960. Their front-engine car was overweight and outdated, due to Cooper’s rear-engine revolution.
“Formula One offers the ultimate global stage to build wider awareness of the Aston Martin brand. However, this partnership will deliver even more than that when the hypercar that Aston Martin and Adrian Newey are in the process of developing hits the road,” Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said.
“These are exciting times for Aston Martin and arriving hot on the heels of our DB11 launch earlier this month, this new partnership underlines that our brand really is racing again.”
Red Bull’s chief designer Adrian Newey has been working on side projects with Aston Martin as of late, and is excited at the prospect of translating Formula 1 technology into a new project.
““From the age of six I have had two goals in life – to be involved in the design of racing cars, and to be involved in the design of a supercar,” Newey said.
“The opportunity to now develop and realise those ideas whilst working with Marek and his colleagues from Aston Martin is tremendously exciting. It allows us to translate the technology we have developed in F1 into a new arena.”
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