Aston Martin have returned to Formula 1 but with Red Bull – not Force India – to create a “next generation hypercar.”
Red Bull announced on Friday the new deal, which will see Red Bull and Aston Martin collaborate to produce an Aston Martin hypercar.
Codenamed Project ‘AM-RB 001’, Red Bull’s technical guru Adrian Newey will team up with Aston Martin’s creative officer Marek Reichman.
The press released read: “Combining the strongest elements of Red Bull Racing, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and Aston Martin, this new Innovation Partnership unites the world’s best aerodynamicists, composite experts and manufacturing masters.
“All the parties offer different elite capabilities ensuring that Project ‘AM-RB 001’ promises to be an exciting prospect for customers and enthusiasts around the world.”
Team boss Christian Horner has hailed the new partnership.
“This is a very exciting project for everyone at Red Bull Racing,” he said.
“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.”
Marking the new collaboration, Aston Martin’s wings logo will appear on the Red Bull RB12 in this year’s championship.