Aston Martin is finally thinking about entering Formula One as more than just a brand. According to the company's CEO, the British automaker is considering a position as an engine supplier as soon as 2021.
U.K. publication got the chance to talk to Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer, who told them an involvement in F1 is very much on the table.
“We are studying 2021 engine regulation changes and that might provoke us to supply an independent F1 engine if the conditions are appropriate," Palmer told Auto Express.
As for which team these engines will be supplied to, Auto Express believes Red Bull Racing would be the client. Since Aston already shares a technical partnership with the team for the development of the Valkyrie hypercar. It makes sense, especially considering Red Bull's Toro Rosso team lost its Renault engine supply for 2018, and will now run historically uncompetitive and unreliable Honda engines.
This isn't the first time we've heard Aston Martin getting into the F1 engine business. Back in July, we heard a report of the company attending an F1 engine constructor's meeting along with Porsche and Cosworth.