Lawrence Stroll was the leader of the group that purchased then Force India assets during the usmmer of 2018. This movement prevented the team from folding, giving Stroll the chance to do the first name change to Racing Point and doung a heavy investment to position the team and rebuild it.
Since that movement, he has become chairman of Aston Martin and decided to rename the Formula 1 team again to promote the luxury car brand.
“I don’t know how people perceive it, but over the last two years, watching it first hand, has been unbelievable,” Stroll said of his father’s work, according to racer.com.
“How he’s put this project together with Aston Martin and how it’s transformed the team is so incredible.
“He’s just got an incredible vision, and he’s had it since day one, and as an example we went from a team that qualified 17th and 18th in Hungary in 2019 to a team that qualified third and fourth in 2020. We improved 3.1s, I believe, in lap time, just put that into perspective, and that’s down to the incredible job my dad’s done to give the tools to the incredibly talented people at the factory and everyone who works in this team.
“They did such a good job for years punching above their weight, now we can really move forwards, and it’s exciting times ahead of us – so hats off to Lawrence, it’s amazing.”
While Lance praises his father, Lawrence has backed his son’s talent saying the 22-year-old has some world championship blood in him. The young canadian driver has some of that faith in his own potential.
“You’ve gotta believe it, I wouldn’t be here otherwise,” he said. “I just turned 22, so I have some time ahead of me. It comes down to a lot of things, learning from mistakes to gain experience, proving as a driver to be in the right car, all those things are critical.
“But it’s not the focus for this year, finishing third in the constructors’ championship would be great for the team. From my side, pushing to finish top five in the championship, that would be a great achievement. We sat fourth for a time last year, it goes to show that the potential is there if we just execute and focus on the job.”