Perez thinks Aston Martin can reach title potential

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JULY 17: Sergio Perez of Mexico and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive in the garage before the Sprint for the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 17, 2021 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool

Red Bull’s Sergio Perez said that he believes his former team, now rebranded as Aston Martin, can achieve their targets for the next 5 years of being a championship-contending team.

The Silverstone-based outfit has been on a recent recruitment bonanza, poaching team members from rivals Red Bull to develop their own facilities, in light of the 2022 regulation changes.

Perez expressed his agreement with Aston Martin team owner Lawrence Stroll’s aim of an Aston Martin title in 5 years, stating that in 5 years “a lot can happen.”

“I think the question will be how fast they are able to grow, how fast they want to integrate the whole team, but certainly they have very good people. And I really hope that they stay together for many years because that team, it historically has a very strong link to the people and to the unity of the team members,” Perez said.

“They have very good people from Andy [Stevenson], from Otmar [Szafnauer] and all the senior members, all the engineers. They’re very, very strong people.”

“In five years a lot of things can happen, for sure,” he added. “And I think Lawrence, his team are aware of things in Formula 1, to be successful, it can take a long time.”

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