Aston Martin set to increase staff up to 800

Sebastian Vettel at the Spanish GP. Credits: Reddit.

Otmar Szafnauer confirms that Aston Martin is going to hire more people for the team in the foreseeable future.

Aston Martin is on a great run at the moment after Sebastian Vettel’s two consecutive top 5 finishes, including the P2 result in Baku. The team plans to keep the momentum and keep rising through the pecking order, so the team principal Szafnauer has revealed that they will hire even more staff.

“We’ve added significantly the amount of people we have since we were Force India. The new factory is on track, we have started building already, and it’s a big, big program to recruit even further,” Szafnauer said.

“We are at about 535 people now and we will get to about the region of 800 or whatever the right size is under the cost cap and we are strategically working on that now and trying to recruit like-minded individuals that want to come work for Aston Martin Racing and go racing at the highest level. The recruitment process is going well.”

At the same time, he hopes that Aston Martin will reduce the gap to the other teams.

“There is a bigger gap to the teams in front than to the teams behind and we have to do a good job for the rest of the season, bring some more upgrades, understand the car better, get the drivers even more comfortable and fight as hard as we can to finish as high as possible in the midfield. It won’t be easy, even for fifth, but we will do the best we can,” he commented.

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