Enthusiasts Aston Martin: podiums and victories in three years
Aston-Martin DBX ‘Q’s Up For Geneva
Carbon-fiber-laden SUV gives us a taste of the bespoke life"Q by Aston Martin" is the British brand's bespoke-build program, which allows customers to choose from a selection of off-the-shelf upgrades ("Q Collection") or have their car completely custom decorated ("Q Commission"). The DBX that will be shown at Geneva is an example of the former, with a host of upgrades that any DBX buyer can specify.
"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. "It's about having a chance of winning races and being on the podium regularly." However,
Szafnauer knows about the three top dogs Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull and puts it into perspective immediately: "Even if it doesn't work for us with the top 3, then the top 3 could become the top 4 or top 5, and we would be right in the middle of it. For us it would be a success if we were at the same level where the top 3 are at the moment. "
Official: Racing Point becomes Aston Martin factory team in 2021
Racing Point confirms that it will appear as Aston Martin factory team in 2021: Lawrence Stroll announces renaming and new investments Your browser does not support this video What happened yesterday had already indicated, is now official: As reported by the Racing Point team, the racing team will compete as the Aston Martin works team from the 2021 Formula 1 season and will operate from Silverstone.
The new Formula 1 factory as the basis
should make this possible above all by the new infrastructure of the future Aston Martin factory team in Silverstone. Racing Point initiated the construction of a new Formula 1 factory there. Due to the corona crisis, the completion of the factory building is delayed.
According to Szafnauer, however, his team thinks long-term anyway: "It will take a few years until the factory is ready. It will also take a few years until we have hired the right people."
He speaks of a possibly multi-year "transition phase in which we will not reach 100 percent" of our own claims. "You just have to work well together. It's a three-year plan, but we should do better every year. We can't afford to go backwards."
The illustrious history of the team
As a Racing Point, Szafnauer's team has twice finished seventh in the Formula 1 constructors' championship. Previously, Force India's team had finished fourth in 2016 and 2017.
The history of the racing team from Silverstone goes back to the Jordan team, which entered Formula 1 in 1991 and, under the direction of Eddie Jordan, had also built the Formula 1 plant that is still used today. The racing team later changed hands several times and was also called Midland and Spyker.
LMDh reactions: high praise from Porsche, Toyota with two brands? .
© fiawec.com/Adrenal Media Porsche and Toyota praise the LMDh regulations "Expectations fulfilled": Porsche has started the internal study after the key dates of the longed-for LMDh regulations have been announced. Porsche Motorsport Director Fritz Enzinger is very enthusiastic and optimistic. "ACO and IMSA met our expectations. It is possible to compete in the most important long-distance series with the same vehicle.