Aston Martin arrives in Formula 1 with a renamed Racing Point team and does not skimp on ambition, evidenced by the recruitment of the quadruple World Champion Sebastian vettel instead of a Sergio Perez pushed to release despite a breathtaking 2020 season.
Obviously, Vettel is associated with Lance Stroll, son of the majority shareholder of Aston Martin and owner of the team, Lawrence Stroll. In other words, a duo of drivers who both remain, despite the occasional podium, on a difficult campaign, during which the top 10 of the championship escaped them. Still, the team are convinced they have the ideal duo and believe the best is yet to come for a Stroll aged just 22.
“In Sebastian we have a proven four-time World Champion who has the experience of helping teams win races and claim the world title.”, analysis Otmar Szafnauer, team director. “That’s why he’s such an important rookie for us. He brings a winning mentality, and undoubtedly we are all going to learn a lot from him on this journey.”
“In Lance we have a young, talented and hardworking driver who had his best campaign yet last year and really progressed in all areas of his racing. We know that if we give him the tools he needs is more than capable of helping the team achieve their goals. We also believe that Sebastian will unleash the potential of Lance, who himself will push Sebastian to his limits in return. So we are thrilled with our 2021 duo. the perfect blend of experience, knowledge of victory and pure talent. “
After having scored more points than any team except Mercedes and Red Bull if we except the withdrawal of 15 units in the constructors’ championship, Aston Martin knows that it is in a very favorable position to achieve next year thanks to the freezing of the chassis – d ‘as much as the budget ceiling could benefit this team which, historically, has always made good use of its scarce resources. The 2020 season had been the scene of four podiums including one victory, and Szafnauer wants more.
“With a new name, committed shareholders, a new investment and an experienced team, we believe we have all the necessary ingredients to fight for even more podiums and, hopefully, victories too. By the end of 2022, we will also have a fantastic new factory at Silverstone, giving the team the space and infrastructure to make our ambitions a reality “, concludes the American.
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