VIDEO – Aston Martin hits the back, is Lawrence Stroll just burning money?

VIDEO – Aston Martin hits the back, is Lawrence Stroll just burning money?

That’s the dire prediction of WEC team principal Colin Kolles, who ran the Silverstone team before it belonged to Canadian fashion billionaire Lawrence Stroll. The team, now called Aston Martin, is struggling on the grid for 2022 despite the injection of millions of dollars. There are even rumors that Sebastian Vettel he just used his corona infection as an excuse to fly to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. “I don’t think he wants to drive at all,” Kolles told Sport1. “He just doesn’t want to do that to himself. It’s a very dangerous situation for sure, but I’m sure he’s thinking a lot about whether he still needs to do what he’s doing.”

Project from vanity
Kolles thinks Stroll took the Aston Martin as a project out of sheer vanity and gave his son Lance a permanent home on pit lane. It won’t work, he insisted. “Why? They have a team owner who thinks he’s the leader of the team. He knows everything best and puts his son first with all his might. That’s the wrong way for me,” Kolles said. “If you take a million in any currency and throw it in the fire, the money will burn as fast as Formula 1 if you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s what we’re seeing with Aston Martin.” He also said it was a clear mistake on Stroll’s part that he ordered the team to essentially ‘copy’ the car. of Mercedes, until the teams rioted and the rules were tightened. The situation in the team is very bad when you get parts from somewhere else. Because then you know that the owner did not believe, says Kolles.

Is Vettel absent or absent?
As for the still absent Vettel, who is said to be back in the cockpit in Australia, does Kolles think Aston Martin is in danger of losing the four-time world champion? Sebastian Vettel is old now, he has made a lot of money and he has a family. He has changed his mind and now he knows exactly what is going on. He knows the fish always stinks from the head,” Kolles added. “I don’t see the team going anywhere. As long as Mr. Whitmarsh supervises and Mr. Stroll doesn’t realize that he has to stay home, run the budget, don’t let people who know what they’re doing do their job and you hire others. people leading the team, you will be fine. they all never work!”

Rethinking drivers?
F1 analyst Ralf Schumacher even goes further, saying that Aston Martin should keep Nico Hulkenberg in the car for the Australian doctor instead of going back to Vettel after his corona crisis. “There are really only two possibilities,” the former F1 driver told Sky Deutschland. “Either Nico has been neglected for years, or current common drivers should be reconsidered.”

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