Not retained by Ferrari for after 2020, Sebastian vettel found refuge in the stable Racing Point which will be known from next season as the prestigious British manufacturer Aston Martin. More so, as he himself revealed this Thursday at Nürburgring, he took a stake in the company now owned by Lawrence Stroll.
The quadruple Champion did not elaborate on the details of this operation, while Aston Martin is listed on the London Stock Exchange as Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc. If it is of course linked to the agreement which will allow it to have a seat within the structure of Silverstone in 2021, instead of Sergio Perez and alongside Lance Stroll, there is uncertainty over whether it may or may not be part of his salary.
In any case, Lawrence Stroll sees Vettel as a key element in marketing Aston Martin in the years to come, as the company has struggled recently. The share price has notably experienced a significant drop, in the context of the crisis linked to the COVID pandemic, but has stabilized in recent weeks.
The German driver is not the only F1 player to own a stake in the firm as Mercedes has a 5% stake while the executive director of the six-time reigning World Champion team, Toto Wolff, has also actions.
"I think everyone is free to do whatever they want with their money", said Vettel, interviewed by Motorsport.com on the possibility of an equity investment. "And, as far as I know, Aston Martin is a limited company, and anyone can invest in it."
"So if you ask if I have a stake in the business, I do, but how much, I think it's a side thing, and I'm not going to talk about it. But I believe in the project I obviously decided to join him and I can't wait to see what happens when we start next year. And I will start with a new team. "
With Adam Cooper and Christian Nimmervoll
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