When Lawrence Stroll bought the stable and facilities of the former Force India, he had the clear intention of bringing the team – which has done so much well over the years with tight budgets – to compete at the top of the category. And the Canadian tycoon wanted to do things big, so much so that the brand returned to Formula 1 Aston Martin with four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel at the wheel.
The results in the first part of 2021 were not spectacular, so much so that the team is sailing in sixth position among the manufacturers (48 points) and in all probability he will not be able to do better than the previous season, which ended in fourth place with 195 points (210 without the penalty). A ruthless man took stock of this first glimpse of Lawrence Stroll’s experience in Formula 1 Ralf Schumacher: “Vettel moved to Aston Martin hoping to have a shortcut to the top with Stroll’s money. But you also need to bring the right people into the project. A cow does not become a tiger overnight“Said the former Williams driver.
In the interview granted to the compatriots of the picture, Ralf Schumacher told of discontent within the British team: “From what I’ve heard there are many internal problems, some disappointed engineers have left. And they had to bring in others. Their goal must be to get to the title as soon as possible, otherwise Stroll could reassess the investment, including the presence of his son Lance.“.
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The brother of the seven-time world champion Michael also has it for Vettel: “Sebastian is doing a lot of extra F1 stuff and he has the right to do it. But his main concern should be to have his teammate under control. Last year Perez gave Stroll two or three tenths, in all conditions. And seeing the strengths between Perez and Verstappen in Red Bull, Vettel should easily get the better of Stroll.“Concluded Ralf Schumacher.