(Motorsport-Total.com) – On Friday it was officially confirmed that Lawrence Stroll and a consortium 16, has secured 7 percent of the shares in the British automaker Aston Martin . In this context, the Racing Point team that Stroll has owned since the year 2018 will be used from Formula 1 Season 2021 become the Aston Martin factory team. And the goals are quite ambitious.
“When you talk to Mr. Stroll, you quickly notice that he's not just in the paddock to be there,” explains Aston Martin Managing Director Andy Palmer to 'Autocar' and adds: “He invests in the team to win. And we wouldn't want to be in touch with a team that doesn't have at least one likelihood Has a podium. “
Aston Martin is currently the title sponsor of Red Bull, who after the season 2020 expiring contract will not be extended. Thus, the title Aston Martin changes from a top team to a racing team that currently only moves in the middle of Formula 1. Palmer speaks of a “challenge”, but also makes it clear that people believe in the new project.
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The negotiations with Stroll and Co. were “time-consuming”, but would have been worthwhile for Aston Martin. “The company is now better financed than ever in the past,” said Palmer with satisfaction, explaining, “Lawrence and his consortium are a group of pretty big names. It's a great sign of confidence in Aston Martin and our concept that they have invested in united states of america. “
” On a personal level, Lawrence shares many of my beliefs and passions, “says Palmer, who among other things explicitly calls” passion for Formula 1 ” , Time will tell whether the new Aston Martin factory team in Formula 1 will actually be a success story. Racing Point only finished seventh in the past season 2019.