Lance Stroll believes that the new team “Aston Martin” can achieve third place in the championship this season in the return of the manufacturer to Formula 1.
The British racing team unveiled a striking green livery with a hint of pink during an online presentation at its Gaydon headquarters on Wednesday. The old team “Racing Point” finished fourth in the Constructors’ Championship last year, narrowly missing out on third place, which went to McLaren. Sergio Perez took a win in Bahrain and Lance Stroll a pole position in Turkey.
This year, Stroll is looking to go one better with Sebastian Vettel. The four-time world champion comes from Ferrari and will bring some experience to the young team.
“As a team, I think third in the constructors’ championship is a big goal.”Lance Stroll, Aston Martin Racing
He added: “We missed out on that last year, we came so close. I truly believe that we can accomplish that this year, if not more. That’s a big goal of the team. From my side, pushing to finish top five in the championship, that would be a great achievement. I want to improve as a driver. Last year I scored a couple of podiums and got my first pole which was awesome. I really want to build on that.”
Stroll will test drive the new AMR21 for the first time at Silverstone on Thursday. He would be very excited he said: “I have come back refreshed from the winter break. It is going to be my third season here working with this great bunch of people, and that stability is what you need as a driver. I am at home here and I have built those strong relationships with the team now. All that stuff makes a difference when we are competing for those last fractions of a second. It is a case of knowing exactly what you need and how to work with the team to really optimise performance.”