Aston Martin officially returns to F1 as Red Bull Racing's innovation partner for 2016 and beyond. Aside from providing technical assistance to the team, Aston Martin will also be creating a hypercar in collaboration with Red Bull Racing.
Codenamed Project 'AM-RB 001', Aston Martin says the new hypercar will represent the ultimate blend of cutting edge F1 technology with the marque's signature sports car design. For this project, Red Bull Racing's Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey and Aston Martin's Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman will be watching over the development of the new car. Project 'AM-RB 001' promises to be “an exciting prospect for customers and enthusiasts around the world”. Aston Martin has also released a teaser sketch for the new hypercar, pictured below.
"This is a very exciting project for everyone at Red Bull Racing. 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," said Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing Team Principal.
To commemorate this partnership, the RB12 Formula 1 race cars will be carrying the Aston Martin logo throughout the 2016 season.