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Szafnauer relishing chance to join Wolff-Horner "banter"

Szafnauer relishing chance to join Wolff-Horner "banter"

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Szafnauer relishing chance to join Wolff-Horner "banter"

Szafnauer relishing chance to join Wolff-Horner "banter"
Ian Parkes & Ewan Gale

Aston Martin team principal Otmar Szafnauer says he is relishing the opportunity for "banter" with counterparts Toto Wolff and Christian Horner should his team reach the top of F1.

Owner Lawrence Stroll set a four-to-six year timeframe to challenge for the title having introduced the luxury British car manufacturer this season.

With Mercedes and Red Bull battling it out for honours this season, there have been numerous examples of team principals Wolff and Horner initiating in wars of words.

Asked by GPFans Global if he had the stamina to duke it out with the pair, Szafnauer replied: "I relish the opportunity.

"I wish we could be up there and if I had to have that banter, I relish that opportunity."

On the championship battle this season, Szafnauer added: "I think from a fan's perspective, because I speak to fans often, they find the intrigue in not knowing who's going to win the championship ultimately, not knowing week to week who's going to win the battle, they find that entertaining.

"When I talk to fans, because they ask me my opinion often and I ask them, yes, they tend to find it entertaining.

"I'm more of a purist. I like to think that we're more boxing, but whatever, that's me.

"Although I'm also a fan, I'm more of a professional within the sport than a fan."

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