Feb.23 – Toto Wolff says he expects Aston Martin to shine in Method 1 this yr.
Following Lawrence Stroll’s takeover of , Stroll known as the staff Racing Point and final yr impressed with the ‘pink Mercedes’ automotive.
Now, with Wolff additionally shopping for into Aston Martin with a minor shareholding, Stroll is taking the carmaker’s identify into F1 – and the Mercedes boss is anticipating huge issues.
“When you bear the identify of an car producer with this nice custom, you must have ambitions to be on the entrance,” Wolff instructed Velocity Week.
“That is additionally an improve for Method 1 with an amazing model. For Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll, this would be the first actuality examine and will probably be fascinating for me to observe Aston Martin too.”
And when requested about Ferrari, Wolff mentioned: “It will likely be thrilling to see how Carlos Sainz goes towards Charles Leclerc. Ferrari will likely be stronger than they have been in 2020 – they simply must.
“Additionally they had a weak chassis final yr so I assume that the errors have been corrected.”
Wolff additionally commented on rookie Mick Schumacher, and urges the Method 1 world to “depart him alone a little bit bit”.
“It’s an apprenticeship yr that’s forward of him. Mick is actually an asset to Method 1, however we have to give him the time to get a foothold on this atmosphere,” he mentioned.
Arguably much more fascinating, Wolff mentioned, is Fernando Alonso‘s F1 return.
“The actually fascinating factor right here is the comparability between these very younger, virtually teenage drivers with the 40-year-olds,” mentioned the Austrian.
“Fernando is likely one of the most proficient drivers, one of many strongest fighters, who will certainly be aggressive. I am fairly certain he’ll wish to present that he can nonetheless do it.”
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