Aston Martin Returns To Formula 1 in Red Bull Partnership

By Steve Aibel, Senior F1 Writer

In what has long been rumored, Aston Martin has returned to Formula 1 in a partnership with Red Bull Racing. The luxury British car maker is partnering with the team to create a ground breaking Aston Martin hypercar and increase brand awareness. The partnership will combine the advanced aerodynamic understanding of Formula 1 and the design DNA of Aston Martin with intentions to produce the ultimate supercar.

Red Bull will showcase the Aston Martin wings logo on the RB-12  during the 2016 season. This will be the first time since 1960 that Aston Martin has been involved in Formula 1. We now have the definitive reason why the rumored deal between Aston Martin and Mercedes that was to see them rebrand Force India did not happen.

Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer said, “Formula One offers the ultimate global stage to build wider awareness of the Aston Martin brand. However, this partnership will deliver even more than that when the hypercar that Aston Martin and Adrian Newey are in the process of developing hits the road.”


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Growing up in a racing family, Steve Aibel was surrounded by Allards, Crosleys and Corvettes! A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Steve was drawn to the automobile magazines strewn throughout the house and Formula 1 in particular. With go karts, motorcycles and vintage race cars in the garage, it was inevitable that the torch would be carried by Steve. Lime Rock Park was his own personal playground while still keeping an eye on the pinnacle of motorsports overseas called Formula 1. Now, in the shadows of Circuit of the Americas, Steve is able to not only follow F1, he makes it the object of this racing stories. This passion for Formula 1 is shared weekly writing original articles for both Tribute Racing and Drafting the Circuits. He also participates in two weekly radio shows. Drafting The Circuits, (, which airs Tuesday evening at 7 pm CST and Formula 1 Racing Plus (, which broadcasts throughout the week on Performance Motorsports Network. Steve's motorsports photography can be found at