Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll has been tipped put a former Mercedes executive in charge of the Aston Martin car maker he invested in earlier this year.reported in the Financial Times, would strengthen ties between the two car manufacturers and Stroll’s F1 team, which will be rebranded as Aston Martin next year.
Aston Martin uses Mercedes engines in its road cars. Racing Point runs Mercedes’ F1 power unit, shares some other components with the world champions and uses its wind tunnel.
Stroll, who purchased Force India’s assets in 2018 and turned the team into Racing Point, became executive chairman of Aston Martin Lagonda last month. According to the report in the FT he will appoint Mercedes-AMG chairman and CEO Tobias Moers as the replacement for current Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer.
Aston Martin Lagonda said in a statement to RaceFans it “notes recent press speculation”.
“The company confirms that it is reviewing its management team and a further announcement will be made as and when appropriate,” it added.
Under Palmer’s management, Aston Martin became a title sponsor to Red Bull’s Formula 1 team. The two companies jointly developed the Valkyrie hypercar, including input from Red Bull chief technical officer Adrian Newey, which is intended to offer F1-rivalling levels of performance.
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