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Aston Martin points to tipping point in potential F1 entry
- Updated: November 1, 2017
Aston Martin had earlier expressed an interest in joining Formula One some time in the future and it is now believed that they could jump into the sport as early as 2021 as an engine supplier after being encouraged by the plans for the direction of the 2021 power units that were revealed on Tuesday.
The FIA met with the current engine suppliers as well as potential new suppliers, including Aston Martin, as well as Formula 1’s commercial rights holder in Paris to outline the new engine rules.
However, the proposal is not final and will potentially require quite a bit of fine-tuning ahead of their intended introduction in 2021.
It is believed that Aston Martin is looking to tie up with Red Bull Racing, with the car manufacturer already having a link with the Milton Keynes-based team, who will be renamed Aston Martin Red Bull Racing in 2018.
It is no secret that Aston Martin has already brought in some staff with Formula 1 experience. While CEO Andy Palmer was encouraged with the early plans, he maintained that controlling the costs are equally as important for them should they definitely join the grid.
“Aston Martin attended the recent FIA meeting and has been deeply involved through its submissions on potential solutions,” said Palmer in a statement to Motorsport.com.
“We are encouraged by the directions being taken and continue to study a potential Aston Martin solution for 2021.
“The key will be how development costs are controlled to make participation by independent engine suppliers a viable possibility.”