Aston Martin will not produce engines for F-1November 30, 2018
Executive Director Andy Palmer said that the company’s plans have changed, and therefore she does not intend to produce her own power plants for F1.
Some time ago, Liberty Media (the owner of Formula 1) reported on future engine changes, and then at Aston Martin, it would be nice to produce power plants for a series of royal races. From 2021, the company planned to develop more noisy and with the same simplified motors. That’s just the plans eventually had to change.
Andy Palmer, in an interview with Reuters, said that they had thoughts about the engine as soon as F-1 announced a new regulation. “But then Liberty Media radically changed their opinion, and we had to give up our own plans.”
The executive director also noted that the Red Bull team (they are their sponsor) will replace the Renault engines with Honda. “The Red Bull team makes decisions on its own, and I, of course, support this position,” – says Palmer.
Meanwhile, Formula E from 2020 will hold a stage in the South Korean capital – Seoul.