Discussions about F1 re-entry for Aston Martin postponed

Aston Martin has discussed a Formula One return with Force India, but the premium car maker has their reservations.

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Aston Martin has postponed a final decision about a future involvement in Formula One until at least January, following months of discussions with interested teams.

After failing to make a deal with Red Bull Racing and further discussions with Williams F1 Team, Force India had emerged as the most likely partner. Force India’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 Martin’s Director of Marketing and Communications Simon Sproule says the matter is still under discussion.

"We have not made any decision," Sproule told FOX Sports. "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."