Strengthening their innovation partnership, Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have announced that the Formula One team will compete as ‘Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’ from 2018.
A successful partnership that has already resulted in the creation of the incredible Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar, this announcement makes for some very exciting news for Formula One and hypercar enthusiasts alike. As a result of the technical partnership, Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have confirmed future projects as well as a new Advanced Performance Centre that will open on the Red Bull Racing campus in Milton Keynes later this year.
After much speculation within the Formula One community, Aston Martin have also announced that they will be evaluating the opportunity to be involved in creating Red Bull Racing’s 2021 power unit, after having been asked by the FIA to join discussions on future Formula One engines.
Speaking of Aston Martin becoming title partners of Red Bull Racing, Aston Martin President and CEO said:
“Title partnership is the next logical step for our Innovation Partnership with Red Bull Racing. We are enjoying the global brand awareness that a revitalized Formula One provides. The power unit discussions are of interest to us but only if the circumstances are right. We are not about to enter an engine war with no restrictions in cost or dynamometer hours but we believe that if the FIA can create the right environment we would be interested in getting involved.”