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Aston Martin celebrates James Bond connection at British Grand Prix at Silverstone

11 July, 2019

Aston Martin celebrates their association with James Bond at the 1,007th F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend. The British Grand Prix will see Aston Martin Red Bull Racing cars running with special 007-inspired livery and several Aston Martins from the James Bond films on display in the Fanzone.

Aston Martin Red Bull F1 James Bond 007 Silverstone weekend 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.

The Silverstone location is also iconic, not only for its long race history, but also because the Aston Martin DB5 chase scene from Thunderball was filmed on the Silverstone circuit in 1965.

This weekend, the two Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 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 (BMT216A) in Goldfinger (1964) while Pierre Gasly’s car will feature the Aston Martin V8 number plate (B549 WUU) from The Living Daylights (1987). Both a DB5 and V8 will be seen in the upcoming BOND 25 film.

Aston Martin Red Bull F1 James Bond 007 Silverstone weekend Grand Prix Pierre Gasly

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

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 Red Bull F1 James Bond 007 Silverstone weekend 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 1969 DBS, the V8 Vantage Volante, Vanquish, DBS and DB10.

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 click here.


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