06 December 2016, Gaydon / Milton Keynes: Aston Martin’s Innovation Partnership with Red Bull Racing is to be extended to cover the 2017 season following an agreement signed at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Aston Martin is also confirming that all 150 road car versions of its groundbreaking AM-RB 001 hypercar have been sold out. Customer deliveries of the AM-RB 001 will commence in early 2019.
Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey, Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman and Aston Martin’s Chief Special Operations Officer, David King, created the AM-RB 001 to provide the ultimate blend of cutting edge F1TM technology with Aston Martin’s signature sports car design. Just 175 examples, including 25 track-only specials, will be built, with all 150 road versions now allocated to customers.
The partnership between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing was announced in Melbourne, Australia on the eve of the 2016 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. The Aston Martin wings have adorned the two Red Bull Racing Formula 1 cars throughout the thrilling 2016 season, which culminated with the team securing second place in the constructor’s championship.
Eight months and 21 Grands Prix on from the announcement, Aston Martin is delighted to confirm that the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 cars will continue to carry the iconic Aston Martin wings in 2017. With new technical rules for 2017 it is expected to be another exciting season.