Lawrence Stroll believes that Aston Martin will win the F1 world championship. The team will do “whatever it takes” to make this big dream come true.
He reinforces this desire by saying that he will continue to buy in high-level technical staff to strengthen the team. The Canadian also wants to have a new, state-of-the-art factory to be built, which will even have its own wind tunnel.
They are very determined to achieve the big dream of the world championship title, Stroll said ahead of the team’s home race at Silverstone.
“If you’re going to be a push around, for lack of a better word, I don’t think you’re going to succeed in this sport or in any other sport.
“I don’t know that I’ve been a disrupter. I have stood for what I believe to be correct. I have not made a significant investment in this company, not to be fighting for world championships. So, we are going to do whatever it takes, within the rules, obviously.
“And being a gentleman, I don’t think we’ve done anything that any other team wouldn’t want that’s trying to build a fantastic organization. I speak out when I think something’s been wrong.”
The new factory should help the team gain a decisive advantage over the others. Lawrence Stroll has also announced that it plans to increase the workforce from 500 to 800 people.
“We are hiring brilliant new senior technical and engineering talent all the time. The result will be a technical and engineering strength in the company, and the depth, equal to, if not better, than any other F1 team.
“We announce pretty much almost on a weekly basis now, hiring brilliant new senior technical and engineering talent. By the way, this week we’ll be announcing another very senior member of another team joining us.
Despite these innovations and the major investment in the team, Stroll is certain that it will be some time before Aston Martin is fighting at the top.
“We’re currently in a good place. We share Mercedes’ wind tunnel, as you all know, so we’re in one of the best wind tunnels.
“It’s not as good as having your own, but it’s not like we’re sacrificing by being in a poor wind tunnel.
“Facilities-wise, we’ve definitely outgrown our facilities. We’re putting up a lot of temporary facilities around our site in order to accommodate these new hires.
“I think we’ll be in the new place in 18-20 months or the end of next year. We are not really compromising on anything. Formula 1, like any other business, I do not think you could realistically plan on winning before four or five years. I think that’s realistically what it takes.”