F1: Aston Martin rules out own F1 engine

(GMM) Aston Martin has decided against following in Red Bull’s wheel tracks by making its very own Formula 1 engine.

Although Porsche is reportedly still shopping around for a 2026 partner, Auto Motor und Sport says Aston Martin has ruled out a collaboration as it would detract from its own brand.

At the same time, the Lawrence Stroll-owned outfit was considering designing and manufacturing its very own power unit for the next set of regulations.

Aston Martin team boss Lawrence Stroll on the grid ahead of the 2022 Austrian GP

“We evaluated all the resources needed and our situation for the years to come and decided that we are very, very happy with our current supplier of power units,” said team boss Mike Krack.

“So we decided not to follow up.”

New Aston Martin recruit Fernando Alonso, who arrives from Renault-owned Alpine, was also impressed with his first taste of the Mercedes engine in Abu Dhabi last week.

“When they told me the mileage of the engine, I was a bit worried,” said the Spaniard. “I said this number is a bit high compared to my standards.

“But the engine is definitely outstanding,” Alonso added.

Abu Dhabi November testing Fernando Alonso