But Aston Martin has long had the future in its sights. Team owner Lawrence Stroll wants to become world champion in three to five years. And Vettel plays an important role in this.
“Our meeting was perfect for both of us,” says the Canadian manager in the official F1 podcast: “We have known each other for a while and he understands my passion and my plans for the team very well.”
Racing Point was renamed Aston Martin in 2021. The workforce is being increased and a new factory is in the works. Stroll: “The change at Aston Martin is not only reflected in the name. We are hiring over 250 new employees. It’s not just about quantity, it’s also about quality. It’s about leading Aston Martin to the World Championship. It’s a journey. A trip that cannot last a week, a month or even a year. It will take several years and Sebastian wants to be part of this journey, he wants to be on the front line. “
That is why the four-time world champion has also extended his contract with the British racing team. Vettel is not only connected to the team, he is also a brand ambassador for the British sports car brand, with whose license the team drives.
Stroll knows: “Of course it’s important to have a four-time world champion because he can bring experience to a team that is new and has never won. Sebastian wanted to be there from the start and I hope that he can stay with us forever, also as an ambassador. He is a wonderful person and a true gentleman. We have the same vision, namely to do the best we can. “
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