Lawrence Stroll’s Rome: Aston Martin F1 Boss Could Only ‘Dream of Competing’ Without This

Published 10/31/2021, 12:28 PM EDT
MONTMELO, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 19: Lawrence Stroll father of Lance Stroll of SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team during day two of F1 Winter Testing at Circuit de Catalunya on February 19, 2019 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Eric Alonso/MB Media/Getty Images)

Nobody can question the fact that almost all of Formula 1’s most successful teams have done so simply because they spent a lot of money. Or at least that’s what multi-billionaire Lawrence Stroll thinks.


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The Aston Martin Racing Team Owner recently expressed his thoughts about the forthcoming budget cap in Formula 1.

“Without the budget cap, I could only dream of competing.


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“But this budget cap levels the playing field and also paves the way for profitability”, said the Canadian as reported by Formula Passion.

In 2021, Formula 1 imposed a budget cap, the maximum amount a team can spend in a season. This has been done so the teams with relatively less money can compete with richer teams.

Formula 1 aims to create a more ‘levelled’ grid with more fair and more competitive racing action on track.

The Budget CAP along with Formula 1’s new rules for next year’s cars should result in on-track action matching up to the objectives.

Stroll compares Aston Martin with Rome

Lawrence Stroll owned Racing Point almost finished third in the 2020 season.

But whatever the controversial reasons of their ‘surprising performance’ were, this season the rebranded Aston Martin Racing team hasn’t replicated or lived up to the promise it showed.

But Stroll is thinking long-term and remains optimistic for the future despite the disappointing on-track performances.

“Everything hinges on the future. It’s not about this season, or the next one. Rome was not built in a day”

SOCHI, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 30: Lawrence Stroll looks on, on the grid before the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 30, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

But Canadian argued that the reason for the suffering in the current season is down to the changes in aerodynamics brought in Formula 1.

Lawrence Stroll is building a team

Stroll also revealed that they’re issuing financial bonds to finance a new campus.


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The Canadian wants the complete campus to be a hub where the entire team can come together and focus on one thing and one thing only; making faster cars.

Lawrence Stroll believes that all of this, the patience, bringing the team together as well as the budget cap is key for a Formula 1 team in its bid to become a world champion.


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With Sebastian Vettel also believing in Aston Martin’s valid project,  everyone will be curious to see how Lawrence Stroll’s team bounces back and moves forward in building their Rome.

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A Graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for the better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in the future.