Celebrating the unique partnership – a first between Aston Martin Racing and a specialist property developer - the 2016 Aston Martin race car (V8 Vantage GTE Challenger) was lifted by crane on to the top of Dollar Bay; our dockside 31 storey, Ian Simpson designed crystalline glass tower which overlooks the international finance hub of Canary Wharf (developed in partnership with leading housing association, One Housing Group).
Jon Hall, Sales & Marketing Director, Mount Anvil, said: “This partnership brings together two multi-award-winning, globally sought-after, British brands – each renowned for iconic design, exceptional quality and world-class health and safety. With our aligned customer bases, individual expertise and global reach, we’re hugely excited to be working collaboratively to take our partnership to new heights.”
John Gaw, Managing Director, Aston Martin Racing, said: “Aston Martin Racing only looks to partner with those who are raising the bar in their respective fields. Mount Anvil have been doing so for 25 years. Their iconic, design-led London developments, world-class approach to health and safety, and focus on people demonstrate that in abundance. When you think of London homes, you think of Mount Anvil. That’s why we’re delighted to welcome them into the Aston Martin Racing family.”
As well as Mount Anvil branding appearing prominently on the Aston Martin Racing cars and team apparel, we will also offer unique experiences for customers throughout the season, and be present at every race around the world including: Silverstone (UK), Le Mans (France), Austin (USA), Mexico City (Mexico), Fuji (Japan), Shanghai (China) and Bahrain.
Building on our aligned customer bases, and individual reputations for design excellence and world-class health and safety, we will also engage in knowledge-sharing exercises throughout the season.
Aston Martin Racing kicks off the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship on Sunday 17th April at Silverstone. The premiere GT-racing outfit, which enters its twelfth year of competition, will field a three-car campaign in this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and 24 Hours of Le Mans; two contesting the GTE Pro class and a single entry in GTE Am. The three entries will look to extend the brand’s 23 overall wins in FIA WEC; more than any other manufacturer.
About Aston Martin Racing
Aston Martin’s international racing debut was at the 1923 French GP. As well as winning the 1957 Belgian GP and the 1958 Goodwood Tourist Trophy, the team clinched the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1959 with Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby. Following that famous victory, there was no factory presence in racing for over 40 years.
In 2004, Aston Martin Racing was formed to lead the marque back into sports car racing. The team won on its debut race at Sebring in 2005. In 2007 the partnership brought Aston Martin Racing its first win at Le Mans, nearly 50 years after its maiden victory with the DBR9 taking victory in the GT class. In 2008 the team repeated the feat.
2016 sees the team take on the FIA World Endurance Championship yet again. With 23 wins to their name, Aston Martin Racing continues to hold the record for the most wins in the FIA WEC and with their sights set of championship success, this year is set to be one of the most exciting to date.
Find out more by visiting Aston Martin Racing online.