Don’t call them Racing Point anymore – this year we’ll have to talk about Aston Martin F1, for the manufacturer’s official return to F1.
But what changes at Racing Point apart from the name, and the arrival of a new driver, Sebastian Vettel in place of Sergio Pérez?
Many things in reality, and for good according to Otmar Szafnauer. Indeed, recalls the team director, the arrival of a new title sponsor, will bring new money. And a new factory is being built to further strengthen the team, for the next regulatory era.
In short, Aston Martin F1 marks the structural transformation of the team.
“With a new name, committed shareholders, new investments and an experienced team, we believe we have all the ingredients in place to compete for even more podiums and hopefully wins too. By the end of 2022 we will also have a fantastic new factory at Silverstone, which will give the team the space and infrastructure to achieve our ambitions. We have a new title sponsor with Cognizant who has the expertise to add value in all areas of our IT operations and make a valuable contribution to our performance on the track. “
“It’s the start of a new journey and I can feel some extra energy in the team, with a determination to push the performance further than ever. Combined with some of the most creative minds in the business, a true racer mentality and the spirit of achievement that has served us so well over the years, we have every reason to be excited about the future. “
The next step for Aston Martin F1 will be the launch of the highly anticipated livery. But wouldn’t it be better to launch the new team in 2022, for the new regulatory era, rather than this year, where progress can only be slower?
Otmar Szafnauer doesn’t think so …
“We will officially launch the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One team in March, revealing the first look at our 2021 livery and line-up. The nature of the global situation makes it more difficult in many ways, and the timelines have been condensed, but we are in good shape. I am incredibly grateful to everyone on the team for continuing to demonstrate such adaptability and working hard under such unique circumstances, and we hope this pays off in 2021 before we prepare. to the new era of Formula 1 in 2022. “
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