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Enthusiasts Aston Martin: podiums and victories in three years

12:51  29 april  2020
12:51  29 april  2020 Source:   formel1.de

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Als Aston-Martin-Werksteam will Racing Point unbedingt auf das Podium fahren © 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. "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. "

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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.

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