Racing Point targeting 'top team' status in F1 after Aston Martin rebrand
Otmar Szafnauer insists Racing Point want to become one of the “top teams” in Formula 1 from 2021 onwards after they are rebranded to Aston Martin F1 Team following businessman Lawrence Stroll’s investment in the British car manufacturer.
The season before last, the Force India team was on the brink of bankruptcy before Stroll saved them at the eleventh hour. They were subsequently changed to Racing Point for 2019, which they will remain for 2020.
However, thereafter will see a complete brand takeover by Aston Martin, and with the legendary manufacturer now returning to F1, Szafnauer thinks the team could eventually have what it takes to compete with the best.
"It's certainly provided a real injection of energy for the 465 loyal and hard-working staff in Silverstone,” he said.
"The team has been in business, under various names, for 30 years and is more than ready to become a manufacturer team.
“Lawrence (Stroll) spoke to the staff last week and set out the clear objective to establish Aston Martin as one of the top teams in the sport. Everyone is proud to represent a legendary car manufacturer returning to the pinnacle of motorsport.
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