Force India has confirmed reports that a touted deal with the British luxury carmaker Aston Martin has fallen through for now.
Talks with the Silverstone based team about a naming sponsorship deal obviously took place, but Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said just before Christmas: “We do not have the means to invest in F1.”
Force India is now confirming that news, although chief operating officer Otmar Szafnauer is not ruling out a future deal with Aston Martin.
“It probably won’t happen for 2016,” he said, “but we’re still talking.
“It’s flattering for a company like Aston Martin to be talking to Force India – to want to partner with us and come into formula one – but the story isn’t final there yet.
“So for 2016 I don’t think that will happen, but for the future there are still possibilities,” Szafnauer added.