Aston Martin is making the renewing of its company structure increasingly concrete, introducing new personalities in the various organizational departments.
The technical department, in particular, is the one under the spotlight. Major names have been announced, such as the signing of Red Bull's Dan Fallows.
From its own point of view, Aston Martin - through Szafnauer's words to Motorlat and other selected media - has expressed enthusiasm and willingness to support this important change.
This renovation represents a step forward to lay the foundations to aim for the world title, at least in the long-term, and the British team doesn't want to stop in the search for personalities who can help the team improve in every aspect.
"Things haven't slowed down in the recruitment,” - Otmar Szafnauer explained - “But unless they're very senior, we don't we don't announce everybody. We've hired over 150 people this year, and we will continue to hire.
“If we want to win a World Championship in four years’ time it does take human resource, infrastructure, factory, wind tunnel, just like the top teams, and we're on that trajectory to do that.
“And yeah, in the background, we're still negotiating on Dan's start time or date. And once that's known, we'll let everybody know," he said referring to Dan Fallows, former head of aerodynamics at Red Bull, announced in June.
“So if it's the start of next season, that is in the first quarter of next year. So hopefully, in that timeframe, we'll be able to have him start."
Lawrence Stroll's team has also announced the hiring of Luca Furbatto, an Italian engineer, who has a past in McLaren, Toro Rosso, Manor and Alfa Romeo-Sauber.
Furbatto will cover the role of Engineering Director, while Andrew Green will transition to the role of Chief Technical Officer.
"Luca will be with us within weeks. Yes, he was announced. But you know, just like everybody they've got their notice periods to, to work out and all those. So within weeks, Luca will be free to start with us," Aston Martin's Team Principal said.
"He's still getting his feet under the table, so to speak, and learning who we are.”
“There's 600 of us now. And he spent a lot of time in the last few weeks just getting to know all the senior members of the leadership team, having long meetings with them. Some of the people he knew from the time that he was in F1.