Aston Martin ‘encouraged’ by 2021 proposal


Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer has reacted positively to the initial announcement made by the FIA and FOM which revealed their initial vision for the sport post-2020.

Aston Martin have already stepped up their involvement within Formula 1, employing staff with experience working for Ferrari and becoming a title sponsor for Red Bull next season.

And, although, there has been some criticism for the key features of the 2021 blueprint, Aston Martin will continue to monitor the situation and be a part of the ongoing discussion.

"Aston Martin attended the recent FIA meeting and has been deeply involved through its submissions on potential solutions," Palmer told Autoweek.

"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."