Brand change for Red Bull

A new brand will compete in the FIA Formula 3000 championship next season following the purchase of the Red Bull team by Swindon-based Brand Motorsport

Brand change for Red Bull

Red Bull's previous owner Dr Helmut Marko announced earlier in the year that he was selling his team - which won the championship with Jorg Muller in 1996 - lock, stock and barrel.

Brand Motorsport, which is the sister company of Brand Communications Ltd, saw it as an ideal opportunity, as team principal Martin Kendrick explained:

"This is a new and very exciting development for Brand Motorsports," he said. "We identified top line motorsport within our development plans and evaluated all different forms before deciding that International F3000 provided the best strategic fit.

"We believe that the future of F3000 is healthy and are encouraged by the positive thinking within the Championship and its close links with Formula 1. We had considered building a team from new but the Red Bull set-up is first rate in terms of its equipment and potential."

The team will operate out of a state-of-the-art 12,000 sq-ft factory in Swindon. No driver details have been announced, but the team expects them to be 'first class'.

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