You probably might think that I haven’t noticed Redbull’s caption carefully. If you think so, I ain’t responsible. The true fact is Red Bull got wings.
Aston Martin (Probably the coolest car maker in the world – with wings logo) will be the title partner for Red Bull Racing in Formula 1 from Next Year. A new deal was inked between and the car manufacturer the racing team.
Let’s dig some history:
18 months ago, these two marques joined hands together for making a road legal F1 tech Hypercar called Valkyrie aka Adrian Newey’s Road car. But that was just an ‘Innovation Partnership’.
Today i.e 18 months later they announced their deal which will begin from 2018. The new signing says that team will be competing under the banner ASTON MARTIN RED BULL RACING.
What else the deal says?
Advanced performance center is set to be developed at Milton Keynes to aid both Racing & Road cars. Cream of engineers from Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin will work together in the center to develop a successor for Valkyrie (all 175 Valkyries are sold out and expected to run on roads from 2018.)
Words from Top heads
Aston Martin President and CEO, Andy Palmer, 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.”
Christian Horner, Team Principal of Red Bull Racing said: “Our Innovation Partnership with Aston Martin has been a pioneering project from day one. Having conceived and created the remarkably successful Valkyrie together in 2016, we extended our relationship this year and are now delighted to further strengthen the Partnership and see the team competing as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing in 2018. In addition, more than 100 Aston Martin staff will service the new Advanced Performance Centre on our campus here in Milton Keynes and it will allow us to collaborate further with Aston Martin on special, equally innovative, new projects.”
But the real question is “Will the British luxury car manufacturer supply engines to the pinnacle of motorsport?”
Courtesy: Aston Martin & Redbull Racing