Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have further strengthened their Innovation Partnership with the announcement that the Formula One team will compete as ‘Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’ from 2018.
The successful partnership, which has already produced the sold-out Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar, will yield future products and an exciting new Advanced Performance Centre that will open on the Red Bull Racing campus in Milton Keynes later this year. The British luxury carmaker will also evaluate the opportunity to be involved in the team’s power unit from 2021 after being asked by the FIA to join discussions on future engines for F1.
The relationship between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing began in 2016 after the companies combined cutting-edge F1 technology and Aston Martin’s signature sports car design to produce a groundbreaking hypercar. The Aston Martin Valkyrie, which sold out at launch, is set to be the first in a line of incredible products by this Innovation Partnership and will make its first run in 2018 before being delivered to customers in 2019.
The new Advanced Performance Centre, which will create 110 new jobs, will also house Aston Martin’s second dedicated design centre and engineering personnel who will be working on future sports cars. The new centre will allow a closer working relationship between the two leading brands in their respective fields which will see the adoption of both F1 and road car technology in due course.