Aston Martin Celebrates Association With James Bond at British Grand Prix

By: Aston Martin | Photos Courtesy of: Aston Martin

One of the most enduring movie partnerships will be in the spotlight this weekend when Aston Martin Lagonda and EON Productions, the company that produces the James Bond films, celebrate the 1,007thFormula 1 Grand Prix, which takes place at Silverstone.

Aston Martin James Bond British Grand Prix

The British Grand Prix is the home race for the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team, so it is fitting that the race falls on a number forever associated with James Bond.

Aston Martin James Bond British Grand Prix

The two Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1TM cars will feature the iconic 007 logo and Bond number plates on the back of their rear wings. Max Verstappen’s RB15 Formula 1 car will run the number plate from the Aston Martin DB5 in Goldfinger(1964) while Pierre Gasly’s car will feature the Aston Martin V8 number plate from The Living Daylights (1987).

Aston Martin James Bond British Grand Prix

The Aston Martin Red Bull Racing pit garage will feature wall graphics inspired by Q’s MI6 Lab.

Aston Martin James Bond British Grand Prix

Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, Dr Andy Palmer said: “Aston Martin is proud of its association with James Bond. This weekend, we look forward to celebrating this longstanding partnership at Formula One’s 1,007th Grand Prix.”

Aston Martin James Bond British Grand Prix

When James Bond first appeared in the iconic Aston Martin DB5 in Goldfinger (1964) a lasting relationship was created. The following movie, Thunderball (1965), featured the Aston Martin DB5 at Silverstone in a chase sequence. Through the decades, Bond has driven many Aston Martins including the DBS, the V8 Vantage Volante and the DB10 to name but a few. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Aston Martin DBS, which featured in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 50 special-edition 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggeras will be sold. The first of these special cars will be on-track at Silverstone during the Pirelli Hot Laps sessions. Ticketholders can see a number of the Aston Martins from the James Bond films on display in the Bond In Motion exhibition including the V8 that will appear in Bond 25, located in the Fanzone, to register for tickets go to https://www.eventworld.com/en/events/11.

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