Why Aston Martin was suddenly into F1 racing

After numerous talks and many attempts, Aston Martin has struck a deal to back and manufacture an all-new sports car for the Red Bull-owned Formula One (F1) team. Sebastian Vettel of the Ferrari will…

Why Aston Martin was suddenly into F1 racing

After numerous talks and many attempts, Aston Martin has struck a deal to back and manufacture an all-new sports car for the Red Bull-owned Formula One (F1) team. Sebastian Vettel of the Ferrari will be joining up with the British sportscar manufacturer to drive the new car, which was developed by the Aston Martin production unit.

Why was Aston Martin suddenly into F1?

“Aston Martin Racing has always been the natural home for a race car in a group of racing sports car makers, including Ferrari, Jaguar, McLaren and Mercedes,” Aston Martin Chairman and CEO Andy Palmer told “Fast Company.”

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“However, our entry into the sport will be without a human and mechanical link to our illustrious heritage: the car will not be produced in our company – it will only be driven,” Palmer continued. “Nonetheless, we will build the car to an exacting standard, then hand over the keys to the Italian team’s technical director as we share a track for the first time.”

Palmer continued by saying that he expects the new car to be on track in March of 2020.

In addition to the new car, Aston Martin has also announced that it will be taking a stake in Williams, one of the teams competing with Red Bull in F1.

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