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Force India F1 ‘closing’ deal with Aston Martin

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Force India F1 ‘closing’ deal with Aston Martin

Force India F1 ‘closing’ deal with Aston Martin

Force India F1 team is close to finalising a deal to be rebranded as Aston Martin Racing 2016 season.

Force India’s engine supplier Mercedes, which owns five per cent of Aston Martin, is said to have given its blessing to such an arrangement.

The move will bring the British sportscar maker back to F1, over half a century after its previous brief foray in 1959 and 1960.

“We’re close,” Force India’s chief operating officer Otmar Szafnauer told Autosport during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend.

“I think in maybe another week to 10 days we’ll be able to announce something.”

“Either way we should be OK, but maybe with Aston we’ll have a different look and attract some other types of sponsors and maybe get some more money in” Szafnauer added

“If we can do that, it will help us make that next step and continue the form that we’ve showed in the final part of this year.”

Force India ended this season in strong form, scoring a podium at the 2015 Russian Grand Prix and were often quicker or as quick as rivals Williams and Red Bull during the latter part of 2015 and finally secured fifth in the constructors’ championship.

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