In Monza I asked Williams about a potential link with Aston Martin and was told by someone who would know that this is not even being discussed. Elsewhere I read suggestions that it is. I tend to trust my source but there is no doubting that Williams, Aston Martin and Martini is a good fit, if you add one more element: Bond, James Bond.
For many years Aston Martin’s association with the fictional James Bond character has been a primary source of advertising for the company, which has provided vehicles for most of the Bond movies. The same is true with the upcoming Bond movie Spectre, which opens at the end of October. Bond drives the latest Aston, while the villain drives a Jaguar hypercar (designed and built by… Williams). There may not be a direct connection between Eon Productions (which makes the Bond movies) and Williams, but there is certainly potential. Bond, of course, is a brand that is all about Britain, he is a glamorous figure and he drinks Martini (shaken but it stirred). You can see the connections.
Aston Martin does not have the kind of money that buys significant space on an F1 car these days. Still, money is money and if some is on offer to Williams and there is white space on a car there is no logical reason not to take the loot. Williams is by far the best option for Aston Martin and it is doing well.
Still, if nothing is happening, nothing is happening.