Red Bull announces Aston Martin deal

By on Thursday, March 17, 2016
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Red Bull has announced a partnership with luxury sportscar manufacturer Aston Martin, which will see Adrian Newey assist with the design of a hypercar.

Newey will collaborate with Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman in a project codenamed 'AM-RB001.'

Aston Martin had been in discussions with Force India over a collaboration but a deal with Red Bull has now been struck, which will see its logos appear on the front nose section and sidepods of the RB12 in Formula 1.

"This is a very exciting project for everyone at Red Bull Racing," said team boss Christian Horner.

"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 has a limited history in Formula 1, with an unsuccessful stint in 1959 and 1960 its most recent foray into the sport.

Mercedes' parent company Daimler has a 5% share in Aston Martin.

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