2016 Force India Racing F1 Team - Mercedes

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Racer X wrote:
Cold Fussion wrote:If Aston Martin cannot afford to title sponsor a mid field F1 team, then they absolutely cannot afford a proper LMP1 program. The last time they half arsed an LMP1 project it was a complete shambles.

Which is why I don't understand why they don't take this title deal.


They can't afford anything gooD with out a huge investment which they don't want to do. Yet they say they want to be in Motor sports.....


This is practically free.
Aston Martin is already in motorsports, racing cars that look essentially the same as the cars they sell, and they are doing so in a racing series that is rapidly growing in popularity, all for (probably) less money than this deal would require.

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So highly unlikely that AM enters F1 in the short term:

http://www.dailysportscar.com/2015/12/2 ... -cars.html

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How long before this thread gets renamed then??
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Or closed, so there could be a proper one of Force India?
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Aston Martin confirms no to Formula 1

Read more at http://www.thisisf1.com/2015/12/24/asto ... JMVaKb5.99

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The CEO of Aston Martin has confirmed speculation that the British luxury car manufacturer is in fact not entering F1 next year.

Negotiations about a naming sponsorship deal had obviously taken place with Force India, but a source close to Aston Martin told Sky News last week that there is "a definite inclination not to do it, in 2016 at least".

And CEO Andy Palmer is now quoted by the French-language Le Figaro: "We do not have the means to invest in F1.

"The only interest in motor sport for a brand like ours is to demonstrate the quality of our technology in road cars, but I do not see how participating in the grands prix can provide value," he added.

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Someone change the title of this thread to 2016 Aston Martin Racing Speculation. This is going on too long. Where are the Moderators?
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stop crying like a baby. it was a very big possibility that it would actualyl become so, as much as that it was almost already a done deal. instead it turns out aston martin backed out.

the thread title will be changed now. dont get your panties all in a bunch. breathe, no life is lost. jeesh.
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Probably the engine was way too expensive...

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Manoah2u wrote:stop crying like a baby. it was a very big possibility that it would actualyl become so, as much as that it was almost already a done deal. instead it turns out aston martin backed out.

the thread title will be changed now. dont get your panties all in a bunch. breathe, no life is lost. jeesh.

I'm sad about the livery not changing I would have enjoyed that much but Force India is still the same team the only thing Aston was bringing was their name...... lol oh well.

Bye bye Aston Martin Force India will still race and race good.
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ChrisF1 wrote:
The CEO of Aston Martin has confirmed speculation that the British luxury car manufacturer is in fact not entering F1 next year.

Negotiations about a naming sponsorship deal had obviously taken place with Force India, but a source close to Aston Martin told Sky News last week that there is "a definite inclination not to do it, in 2016 at least".

And CEO Andy Palmer is now quoted by the French-language Le Figaro: "We do not have the means to invest in F1.

"The only interest in motor sport for a brand like ours is to demonstrate the quality of our technology in road cars, but I do not see how participating in the grands prix can provide value," he added.
So basically if F1 didn't ban every new bit of technical innovation and restrict development for "fan excitement and close" (even though its inevitable to stop one or more teams from being dominant unless becoming a spec series ala Champ Car and IndyCar), Aston would've entered?
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Sergio Perez will be racing an Aston Martin at the Daytona 24hours race this January 30&31st. This deal was probably made before they backed out. It's good practice for Sergio and good promotion for Telmex and Aston Martin the Latin American market is quite large. Also their going to be in the US so why wouldn't you promote each other tho it has nothing to do with Force India at this point.

But it is team news to see one of the drivers race. Like when Hulk raced for his 24 hour competition. Which by the way he won!
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Racer X wrote:Sergio Perez will be racing an Aston Martin at the Daytona 24hours race this January 30&31st. This deal was probably made before they backed out. It's good practice for Sergio and good promotion for Telmex and Aston Martin the Latin American market is quite large. Also their going to be in the US so why wouldn't you promote each other tho it has nothing to do with Force India at this point.

But it is team news to see one of the drivers race. Like when Hulk raced for his 24 hour competition. Which by the way he won!
I thought he was just a part of the project but not in racing capability
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Yes, it's Sergio Perez's brother Antonio who will be racing with a couple of other Mexicans and Lars Viljoen. If Sergio wants a sneaky turn at the wheel it'll have to be in Raikkonen's gorilla suit, as the two brothers don't look that similar.

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http://m.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/122335

Yes you are correct I was quoting Escudería Telmex they said he was driving in the Category on their Facebook account. I suppose their media guy just simply typed something up quickly and I didn't research to verify it's vilidity or details of such an announcement.

I will no longer trust the Escudería Telmex account the other day they posted about the Aston Deal as if it was going to happen (right after their CEO said it wasnt') sorry guys I should have researched it further. Telmex is not a credible source at this point in my opinion.
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