“A team that was struggling financially” – Lance Stroll has heaped deserved praise on his father and Aston Martin boss Lawrence Stroll.
Lance Stroll is a proud son. He has seen his father Lawrence take over Force India and continue its success with Racing Point. Last season was a breakthrough, with Racing Point finishing P4 overall, and Sergio Perez winning a race, his maiden. Stroll Jr. was in a conversation about Lawrence and Aston Martin with motorsport-magazin.com.
“I don’t know what people are seeing, but what I’ve seen myself over the last two years is incredible. What he’s done, how he’s put this project together with Aston Martin, how he’s transformed this team over the two years, it’s so incredible.
“It’s completely different. A lot of the people are the same, but we’ve also had great additions over the last few years which is a huge help. When I arrived here in 2019, it was a team that was struggling financially. People didn’t have the resources to build the perfect car that they could have with their talent.
“With the work my father did, he’s given the tools to these incredibly talented people in the factory who have gone above and beyond for so long. Now I think we can move forward in earnest and exciting times are coming.”
— Aston Martin (@astonmartin) March 6, 2021
Can Aston Martin overtake Red Bull into P2 this season?
Red Bull broke ties with Aston Martin this season, considering the latter has a team of its own now. And the iconic British organization is ready to punch above its weight and challenge Red Bull for P2. If this is to happen, both Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel would have to bring their A-game along to the grid.
“The potential is really there to fight at the front. Hopefully even this year. To challenge Red Bull and Mercedes will probably be difficult because they are very strong, but Red Bull. And against the other teams we fought with last year, hopefully we can widen the gap.”