Aston Martin has postponed a final decision about a future involvement in Formula 1 until at least January, following months of discussions with interested teams.
After a false start with Red Bull and further discussions with Williams, Force India had emerged as the most likely partner. The latter’s boss Vijay Mallya has made it clear that a deal with a premium brand like Aston Martin would be a huge boost to the team.
There have been suggestions that the board has already decided against an F1 involvement. However, Aston‘s director of marketing and communications Simon Sproule says that the matter is still under discussion.
“We have not made any decision,” Sproule told this writer. “And we are not likely to make any final decision about either F1 or the broader motor sport strategy until the New Year.
“We also have to figure out what our path forward in sportscar racing is, and where we go with that. We are not looking at F1 in isolation.”