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Red Bull Racing announce a partnership with Aston Martin

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Red Bull Racing have announced a new innovation partnership with Aston Martin to create a next generation hypercar.

The partnership will see Red Bull’s chief technical officer, Adrian Newey and Aston Martin’s chief creative officer, Marek Reichman collaborate to produce a ground-breaking Aston Martin hypercar.

Currently called AM-RB 001, the new hypercar will represent the blend of cutting edge Formula 1 technology with Aston Martin’s signature sports car design. This new innovation partnership will unite the world’s best aerodynamicists, composite experts and manufacturing masters.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes this is an incredible project and very exciting for everyone at the Milton Keynes outfit.

“This is a very exciting project for everyone at Red Bull Racing,” said Horner. “Through this Innovation Partnership the iconic Aston Martin logo will return to grand prix racing for the first time since 1960.

“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.”

For Aston Martin’s CEO Dr Andy Palmer he believes this is an exciting time for Aston Martin, believing F1 will build a wider awareness of the Aston Martin brand.

“Formula One offers the ultimate global stage to build wider awareness of the Aston Martin brand,” said Palmer. “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.
 
“Between Q by Aston Martin Advanced, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and project partner AF Racing AG, we are going to create a car that will excite and stir the imaginations of the car designers of the future and a global audience of sports car enthusiasts.
 
“These are exciting times for Aston Martin and arriving hot on the heels of our DB11 launch earlier this month, this new partnership underlines that our brand really is racing again.”

The RB12 will carry the iconic wing logo of the British luxury sports car brand throughout the 2016 Formula 1 season to celebrate the partnership, the logo will debut at this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park Circuit.

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