“Racing forms part of the original DNA of the company and this reinforces the message.”Andy Palmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aston Martin
Along with an innovative technical partnership that sees the rebranded Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team compete for the 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship titles, Aston Martin Racing will enter a new challenger, the Vantage GTE, in the GTE Pro category of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season. Aston Martin Racing factory drivers will race customer Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3s in the Blancpain GT Series and British GT Championships, and they plan to make a return to the Nürburgring 24 Hours in May.
The Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB14 Formula 1 car that Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen are racing is powered by a 1.6-litre, turbocharged hybrid engine branded by TAG-Heuer. Aston Martin is continuing to evaluate whether future F1 regulations might create the right conditions for them to enter as an engine manufacturer in 2021.