Red Bull: These are the plans with Aston Martin
Plans for the noble brand to join Red Bull are becoming more concrete.However, engines are not to be delivered in four years at the earliest.
The end of the Renault era at Red Bull is practically sealed.
The Formula 1 racing team does not yet want to officially announce the separation at the end of the coming season.But team boss Christian Horner announced at Motorsport-Total. com:”Everything after 2018 is open.As an option, only engine manufacturers that already exist are considered.”
As is generally known, the Japanese are set in front of McLaren’s door by McLaren and will be supplying the Red Bull junior team Toro Rosso from 2018 onwards.
From 2019 Honda will also be supplying Red Bull with engines.However, according to information from Motorsport-Total. com, the partner will not appear in the team name.The team will be called “Aston Martin Red Bull Racing”.
There has long been a close relationship between the Formula 1 team and the manufacturer of the luxury car bodies, who also provides the spectacular vehicles for the James Bond films.The noble brand has been sponsoring the team since 2016.
Designer Adrian Newey, who made a major contribution to Sebastian Vettel’s World Championship titles between 2010 and 2013, designed the Valkyrie sports car, for example.
According to the report, this cooperation will be deepened in the future, even if Horner does not want to let himself be looked into the cards:”You can speculate as much as you want, but I will not confirm anything”.
It is speculated that Aston Martin will be the team’s title sponsor from 2019 onwards.The engines could also be called Aston Martin, even if they are in the rear Honda engines.
But that could change in four years’ time.According to Managing Director Andy Palmer, the British luxury brand is considering supplying its own drivetrains in Formula 1 from 2021.