2016 Force India Racing F1 Team - Mercedes

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Skippon wrote:Selling road car engines to AM is one thing - but Mercedes are in F1 to promote its brand. So if its to supply f1 engines it will be as Mercedes as it is promoting FiF1 by bumping them up the grid by the power of its engine.
What it won't do is the re-branding Renault/Red Bull are doing with TAG to divorce market perception.
I also doubt that the PU will be called Aston Martin but if the team and the car will be called Aston Martin, maybe a simple PU name: Aston Martin powered by Mercedes-Benz "on the bonnet" aka airboxcover will do the silly trick.
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You guys never read the very first Articles on this deal?

Mercedes clearly said they are okey with this deal because they own 5% of Aston Martin. They approved it on their part the rest is up to Force India(well not anymore) now it's up to Diageo.


So there are no problems on the Mercedes side.
They only said there could be no Re-Branding of the engine.
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Racer X wrote:You guys never read the very first Articles on this deal?

Mercedes clearly said they are okey with this deal because they own 5% of Aston Martin. They approved it on their part the rest is up to Force India(well not anymore) now it's up to Diageo.


So there are no problems on the Mercedes side.
They only said there could be no Re-Branding of the engine.
so only "powered by Mercedes" on the bonnet like the Williams has there somewhere?

as Aston Martin I d prfered "Aston Martin powered by Mercedes" written on the bonnet.

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Is there a timeline before they need to confirm team name?
For all that matter ,FI might continue with same name.

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2016 Aston Martin Racing F1 Team - Mercedes

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Team: Sahara Force India F1 Racing
Base: Silverstone, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Team principal: Vijay Mallya (CEO), Bob Fernley, Otmar Szafnauer (COO)
Technical director(s): Andrew Green
Website: http://www.forceindiaf1.com /

Race drivers: 11 Image Sergio Pérez & 27. Image Nico Hulkenberg

Test drivers : TBA

Chassis: VJM010

Engine: Mercedes V6 Turbo

2015 position: 5th (67 pts)

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This thread is to discuss the 2016 Sahara Force India F1 TEAM
Discussion about the pre-launch 2016 Sahara Force India VJM009 F1 CAR: CLICK HERE
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Re: 2016 Aston Martin Racing F1 Team - Mercedes

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Aston martin is that confirmed? :wtf:

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F1NAC wrote:Aston martin is that confirmed? :wtf:
Maybe he jumped the gun a bit..
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Racer X wrote:
F1NAC wrote:Aston martin is that confirmed? :wtf:
Maybe he jumped the gun a bit..

Mercedes Junior Team :)

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raksf1 wrote:Rumors have been circulating that Force India's Mercedes powerplant may be rebranded as an Aston Martin.
Wouldn't make a lot of sense, as Aston road cars are now Merc powered, so claiming to build an F1 engine would be a strange use of cash.

Conversely, Aston Martin as the team name with Mercedes engines makes a lot of sense, showing that Merc power is the way to go, on and off the track to their customers.

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Is Aston Martin confirmed?
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It might be a done deal but thread name should be '2016 Force India Racing' till official announcement.

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Re: 2016 Aston Martin Racing F1 Team - Mercedes

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OMG Aston Martin????

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In anyway, i think that the team will be called "Aston Martin Sahara Force India". Because of the money that came from television rights. Remember Manor Marussia, Lotus Renault...

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Yes and don't forget BMW Sauber Ferrari. Although if other teams are changing their name at the same time (Lotus -> Renault, Manor Marussia -> ?), it is more likely that a name change would be allowed without quibbles over the prize money.

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This thread title should be changed to Force India - As is, it is ingenuine. And as such, Mariana trench levels of down-voting shall commence until the title is changed to something sensible.
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