On Thursday it was announced that Aston Martin are returning to Formula One as innovation partner to the Red Bull Racing Formula One Team. More details have now emerged as to the extent of the partnership.
Aston Martin are not just with Red Bull Racing but they have also teamed up with Red Bull Advance Technologies and Red Bull Racing Chief Designer Adrian Newey to realize a dream held by Newey since he was a kid and that is to design and build a hyper car. Code named project AM-RB001 the car will combine cutting edge Formula One technology with Aston Martin’s signature sports car design.
Speaking about the new partnership, Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner commented by saying:
his is a very exciting project for everyone at Red Bull Racing. Through this Innovation Partnership the iconic Aston Martin logo will return to grand prix racing for the first time since 1960, and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, led by Adrian, will be using Formula One DNA to produce the ultimate of all road cars. It’s an incredible project and also realises a dream and vision long held by Adrian to design a road car. We are very much looking forward to what I’m certain will be a successful partnership.
Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer commented by saying:
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.Between Q by Aston Martin Advanced, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and project partner AF Racing AG, we are going to create a car that will excite and stir the imaginations of the car designers of the future and a global audience of sports car enthusiasts. hese 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.
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 super car.” Whilst the former ambition went on to form my career to date, the latter has always bubbled away, resulting in countless sketches and doodles over the years. 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.
We are in the process of developing a hypercar that combines the latest in aerodynamics from F1 and the stunning design language of an Aston Martin sports car, The opportunity to collaborate with Adrian (Newey) and Red Bull Advanced Technologies will be a fascinating experience for everyone involved. Unconstrained by F1TM regulations, we have a unique chance to create a car in its most efficient form that will represent the ultimate fusion of art and technology.