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RasputinLives

Leave me alone I'm on Smoko
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Interesting point for me there is the two Monaco guys who were the original directors of the company who resigned after a week before Lawrence and co arrived. Now it's not uncommon to have a company secretary set a business up but two directors for a week? Must be something to do with tax and finance because it doesn't make sense.
 

vintly

Mostly bacon
Premium Contributor
Now called 'RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES'? According to the timesheets. Maybe this is old news. If so then it's news to me. And I'm old. So that's fine.
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
:facepalm:oh FFS because Perez has a 3 year contract with the team and Stroll jnr will get a serious case of nepotism in the team.

Perennial midfielders. I wish David Richards was running the team like he had always hoped but he thinks the boat has sailed for him to
 

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
Nice to see an Aston Martin in F1. I am guessing that the team is now going to be properly funded. This is all good news.
 

Grizzly

Bear
Contributor
In terms of F1 i think it is essentially a transfer of title sponsorship from Red Bull to Please Can Someone Come Up With A Better Name For Us, Point in 2021.

Edit - I see some reports suggest Aston Martin will indeed have a stake in the F1 team... Not sure that's such a great thing for an ailing manufacturer.
 
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Il_leone

Champion Elect


Red Bull will not be called Aston Martin Red Bull from 2021... interestingly Racing Point F1 will be rebranded as Aston Martin on a 10 year deal

Would the engines be rebranded from Merc to Aston Martin.

10 years to see if Lance Stroll or Sergio Perez can become world champion - don't hold your breath. Main concern is Lawrence Stroll pumped a lot of his money into it but the brand itself is doing badly at the moment . So will commercial problems affect the way the F1 team operates? They are banking on the budget cap working then but they need people who have got F1 pedigree to manage and run the team properly to make it a top outfit

I wish Dave Richards was managing the team because I think he could have got them to the front end quicker
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
Bill Boddy Whenever you get people who try to use Formula One to make a small fortune it has ended disastrously and they usually get caught up in some money laundering scandal like the previous owner or they found F1 too expensive to keep pumping money into

Lawrence Stroll needs to leave the team to people who know how to run a motorsport team and not get his hands involved or it will be a disaster

It will be interesting to see who decides to join Aston Martin now - I think Paddy Lowe, Nick Chester and Pat Symonds are looking for jobs right?
 

RasputinLives

Leave me alone I'm on Smoko
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Not sure if it's been mentioned anywhere but from next season Racing Point will become the 'works' Aston Martin team. Not massively shocked as Lawrence Stroll bought them out but media have made a big deal of it.
 
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