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Aston Martin: We cancelled our F1 engine plans

Aston Martin lost interest in making a Formula 1  engine after the sport changed its mind about new rules from 2021, chief executive Andy Palmer said on Sunday. The British sportscar maker, title sponsor of former world champions Red Bull Racing, had talked this year about the possibility of becoming an engine supplier. Formula One’s post-2020 vision set out in April envisaged cheaper and simpler engines to encourage new manufacturers into the sport, with Porsche and Aston Martin attending some meetings. “When it looked like the rules were going to change, we did take a look at whether we should do our own engine for F1,” Palmer told Reuters ahead of Sunday’s season-ending Abu...
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