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Enthusiasts Racing Point: Aston Martin 2021 could also be a Mercedes copy

19:55  25 february  2020
19:55  25 february  2020 Source:   formel1.de

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Aston Martin also held talks with Chinese carmaker Geely, which makes Volvos, but it wanted to instigate more fundamental change than the plan Aston Martin Chief Executive Andy Palmer said the consortium led by Stroll, whose son Lance drives for Racing Point 's F1 team, will bring several

Racing Point is to become the Aston Martin Formula 1 team from 2021 as part of a new investment deal between the British car manufacturer and Lawrence Stroll.

Der Racing Point RP20 ähnelt dem Mercedes W10 stark © LAT The Racing Point RP20 is very similar to the Mercedes W10

2021 Racing Point becomes the official Aston Martin factory team. Rather than the name, however, initially does not change behind the scenes. For example, the collaboration with Mercedes should continue in the coming years. The former Force India troop is currently powered by Mercedes and built a car in 2020 that was confusingly similar to the Silver Arrow from the previous year.

"I think we will continue with the same transfer model," announces Chief Technology Officer Andrew Green and explains: "For a small team like us, it makes sense. It is not the complete Haas model, rather a 'Haas Type 2' model. , and that suits us. " While Haas buys many parts from Ferrari, Racing Point emphasizes that the 2020 car was largely self-built.

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Racing Point are set to morph into Aston Martin works team for the 2021 Formula 1 season, following a significant investment into the iconic British automobile Stroll will also become Aston Martin ’s Executive Chairman. ANALYSIS: Why Aston Martin - Racing Point deal makes sense for all concerned.

Racing Point is to become the Aston Martin Formula 1 team from the start of 2021 as part of a new Although the Red Bull and Aston Martin relationship will end in F1, it was also confirmed that a The outfit also has a long term deal in place for Mercedes customer engines, with suggestions it could

"If we can take some mechanical parts [from Mercedes] and develop the aerodynamic components around them, that's our strength," says Green, who has already assured several times that the parts in question, such as the nose of the RP20, I didn’t buy it from Mercedes but simply (well) built it using photos and Co.

He emphasizes that besides the engine, you don't get so much from Mercedes. "We get the rear of the car and the Mercedes gearbox. We then try to pack it as narrowly as possible. Under these regulations, it's all part of normal development," he explains, and recalls: "We don't have huge factories. Therefore I think this model works for us. "

And that's why it should continue in 2021 if the regulations change a bit in this regard. The parts on the car are then divided into five different categories. Some of them are transferable between individual teams, others are not. Green assures that they will adhere to it and that there is no further illegal information exchange between Racing Point and Mercedes.

"The supply of parts is one-sided - and the financial compensation too," says Green. In other words: Racing Point only buys some parts from Mercedes, there is no other collaboration. Not everyone believes that in the paddock, but so far there is no evidence that it is different. That's why Racing Point wants to continue like this in 2021 - then only under the name Aston Martin.

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© LAT As an Aston Martin factory team, Racing Point is determined to be on the podium "We are probably talking about a three-year plan," says Otmar Szafnauer. Within this period, the current midfield team Racing Point will become the top racing team Aston Martin, with the express aim of being among the front runners. Szafnauer explained this in an interview with 'Formula1.com'. "We want to move into the top 3 [in the three years from 2021] and be competitive at this level," he says.

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