David Richards has played down a reported link between his Prodrive formula one team and the buyout of Aston Martin.
The 54-year-old millionaire led a successful consortium that has bought the British marque from Ford, but Richards denied that it means Prodrive will be branded Aston Martin for its grand prix foray starting next year.
“People have put two and two together and got six,” he told reporters at a news conference.
“This is something personal to me and has nothing to do with Prodrive.
“Our plan was always to go into formula one in partnership with an existing team, and the plan is still to do that.”