Friday, 30 October 2015

Aston Martin set to make F1 return

The Aston Martin name looks set to return to the Formula One grid in 2016 after more than half a century away.

The British marque, who competed in 1959 and 1960, is believed to be close to a deal with Sahara Force India to re-brand the Silverstone team.

Force India were not the only team in talks with Aston Martin, with Williams and Red Bull Racing before settling with Vijay Mallya's outfit.

Mercedes, who currently supply Force India with engines, have given the new partnership their blessing. This was something to be expected with the German manufacturer owning a five percent stake in Aston Martin.

Although the tie-up is expected to go ahead, Force India are yet to confirm anything with team owner Mallya saying at this weekend's Mexico Grand Prix, "It's premature to talk about it now, but we're talking. Nothing is done until it's done. I don't like to count my chickens until they are hatched."

Image: Dominik Wilde

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