The rumors are not new. Already after the engagement of the ex-McLaren team boss as Aston Martin Group CEO in the summer, there was whispering in the paddock about the disempowerment of Szafnauer. Now he could pull the rip cord himself.
One thing is certain: Already at the beginning of the season it was heard that team owner Stroll is dissatisfied with the team’s performance – and that Szafnauer is responsible for it. At the same time, the American was not particularly happy with the way in which Stroll wanted to lead the team with a lot of money, but less efficiency and teamwork.
Ralf Schumacher believes that a possible departure of the team boss does not pose a threat to the German. “Aston Martin needed such a top-class driver,” says the Sky commentator. “Sebastian is now also the better and more consistent driver. The team just isn’t doing what it’s supposed to do. New people were hired by force and these unrest may no longer be the right environment for Szafnauer. “
Who could take on Szafnauer’s position as race director is open.