Aston Martin reveal special British Grand Prix livery to celebrate new partnership

Jamie Woodhouse
Aston Martin driver Fernando Alonso up close with the soft Pirelli tyres. Bahrain March 2023

Aston Martin driver Fernando Alonso up close with the soft Pirelli tyres. Bahrain March 2023

Valvoline Global, a subsidary of Aston Martin title sponsor Aramco, have signed up as the team’s official lubricant partner, a deal which will be marked with a one-off livery for Silverstone.

Aston Martin confirmed the ‘long-term technical and brand partnership’ will begin as of this weekend’s British Grand Prix, where the AMR23 challengers, driven by Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll, will feature hints of red and blue in a nod to the Valvoline logo.

Following the British Grand Prix, Aston Martin will revert to their traditional AMR23 livery, with Valvoline branding continuing to feature on the cars.

Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack spoke of the long-term benefits of this deal for the team as they transition into their partnership with Honda from F1 2026, which will see them use the newly-developed Honda power unit.

Krack said: “Everyone at the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One® Team is delighted to welcome Valvoline Global as our official lubricant partner.

“From this weekend’s British Grand Prix, Valvoline Global will provide race-proven lubricants for our AMR23 to help drive performance. This long-term partnership with Valvoline Global will also benefit our new works power unit partnership with Honda from 2026 with bespoke lubricants.”

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Valvoline Global CEO Jamal Muashsher added: “The Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One® Team and Valvoline Global are both driven by more – driven by the desire not just to win but to go even further.

“This is the start of a powerful, dynamic partnership. We are excited to be part of the team’s journey, and we look forward to our shared successes and innovation.”

Aston Martin will be looking to rebound quickly from a lacklustre display at Austria’s Red Bull Ring with a return to the podium scene at Silverstone, this very much a home venue for the Aston Martin team which is based there.

But, while the Austrian Grand Prix was a difficult outing for Aston Martin, that statement was even more true for their engine supplier Mercedes, meaning they actually slashed their deficit to Mercedes who hold P2 in the Constructors’ Championship, the gap now down to only three points.

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