As we know, Racing Point will have their final season in Formula 1 this year, as they will become “Aston Martin”. The owner of the Canadian-British team, Lawrence Stroll, has bought around 16% of Aston Martin so, as he begins to have financial actions in the enterprise, Racing Point will change its name into the luxury car brand.
The Racing Point team principal, Otmar Szafnauer, was asked for his thoughts on this change, this is what he said: “It is significant news for Aston Marin and for Formula One itself. As one of the most iconic sports car brands in the world, Aston Martin needed to be present on the Formula 1 grid and this solution leads to an official team called Aston Martin F1 Team from 2021 onwards.” The team principal looks pretty happy with the change. Let’s remember that Racing Point has passed through some tough years, when they even got in administration.
“This news will excite fans around the world and will highlight a brand widely regarded as the best manufacturer of luxury sports cars in Britain.” As expressed by Otmar, the change was received by the personal as a “true energy injection”.
“The team has been in business, under several names, for 30 years and is more than ready to become a manufacturing team. Lawrence [Stroll] spoke with the staff las week and set the clear goal of establishing Aston Martin as one of the top teams in the sport. Everyone is proud to represent a legendary car manufacturer who returns to the top of motorsport.” Otmar commented.
Racing Point is focused on the 2020 season, but they cannot stop thinking on their 2021 car, as all the teams must start preparing in the next months. Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll will try to achieve at least 4th in the Constructors’ Championship, will they achieve it?