This is exactly the bit I don’t buy / get
Everyone kinda knows Red Bull has been for sale a while. Hence the logical-ish assumption that Porsche would just rip Dieter’s hand off for the 21 season onwards (who else would they come in with Williams? Force India, Sauber? I know who I’d go with)
The idea, however, that Aston has anywhere near the cash (nor the expected future car sales) to bankroll a controlling stake in the team is far-fetched at best. I’d flippin love it if they did, but they don’t.
There’s apparently serious talk of Cosworth and McLaren joining forces to make a 21> powerplant (which Aston could badge as their own) but this would cost AM money too, and seems contingent upon cheaper regs = the bigger teams ‘letting’ Liberty drop all the energy recovery tech, which I don’t really see them doing.
Does badging RB as Aston makes the team any more / less attractive to Porsche (or whoever makes an offer?) I suppose they’ll see through the smoke and mirrors ………… so I’m rather confused why RB are doing it, TBH.
Still, I’m usually wrong: what am I missing, Oz (or anyone else) ?