Why is a manufacturer in formula 1? The future of Aston Martin team Manager Otmar Szafnauer explains in an interview with 'Motorsport-Total.com' so: the British tradition brand will give a new impetus. Or in the O-Ton: "It is a marketing perspective, this is a great story."
It was important "to have Aston Martin back in the same starting line-up, such as Ferrari, Mercedes, Renault and Honda," says Szafnauer and says: "This is also good for formula 1."
A great "Comeback" is not the entry of Aston Martin to a season in 2021 but, at least, not in the Grand Prix-Sport: The brand was previously only sporadically in the formula 1 on-the-go, started with our own cars even only for five races, and in the years 1959 and 1960. Best performance: two sixth places, for at that time there were no points.Aston Martin is hoping for a "Win-Win-Situation"
Now, you want to ensure the sporting headlines, but also for a "technology Transfer" to the road car division of Aston Martin, "which sets partially in a Mercedes drives", such as Szafnauer explained. "This fits in with what we do. We use in the formula 1 also Mercedes-drives."
in the medium to long term, it should be "many synergies" between the work team and the manufacturer, says the team boss. It was with Aston Martin, "as is the case with Ferrari," he says. "It gives the racing team, and also helps the car in the road. At the end of a Win-Win Situation for both companies."
"it's still too early. We didn't come here again for the first race with the Design that we presented this year in Mondsee. So it would be premature to speak now about next year's Design," says Szafnauer. "However, the talks will take place. And then you agree on something that makes everyone happy."
now, however, is: Racing the Point is to be renamed Aston Martin, and also the car itself will get a new name. If you closely at the formula-1-history of the brand and also the initials "DBR", the Szafnauer leaves and says only: "There will be a reference to Aston Martin in the chassis name."
one way or the other: The Aston-Martin-racing cars for 2021 it will be the (minimal modified) Racing Point RP20 from the season 2020 action. The Teams have agreed in the corona of a crisis finally, the development freeze and the current vehicles in the coming year.
The first Aston Martin is a renamed Racing Point. And this vehicle are the ghosts since the first ride, because the car striking has Similarity to the Mercedes W10 of the season in 2019.
This article was written by Stefan Ehlen, Co-author: Alex Kalinauckas
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