Picture the world’s best aerodynamicists, composite experts and manufacturing masters, all with different elite capabilities to offer, and it’s easy to see why Project ‘AM-RB 001’ is so thrilling. ‘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,’ said Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer.
It’s the stuff of dreams not only for motoring aficionados but for Newey himself. With an illustrious Formula One career spanning nearly 30 years, the designer of 10 World Championship-winning Formula One car explained, ‘From the age of six I have had two goals in life – to be involved in the design of racing cars, and to be involved in the design of a super car. Whilst the former ambition went on to form my career to date, the latter has always bubbled away, resulting in countless sketches and doodles over the years. The opportunity to now develop and realise those ideas whilst working with Marek and his colleagues from Aston Martin is tremendously exciting. It allows us to translate the technology we have developed in F1 into a new arena.’
Marek Reichman, designer of cars such as the Aston Martin DB11, the Aston Martin Vulcan and the One-77, adds, ‘The opportunity to collaborate with Adrian and Red Bull Advanced Technologies will be a fascinating experience for everyone involved. Unconstrained by F1 regulations, we have a unique chance to create a car in its most efficient form that will represent the ultimate fusion of art and technology.”
To celebrate the partnership between Aston Martin, Red Bull Racing and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the RB12s will carry the iconic Aston Martin wings logo throughout the 2016 season, having made their debut at this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne.