Ralf Schumacher Reports Internal Problems at Aston Martin After F1 Hiring Spree

Published 07/22/2021, 10:50 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel before the race Pool via REUTERS/Christian Bruna


Formula F1 driver Ralf Schumacher has called out the Aston Martin racing team and its owner Lawrence Stroll. Former Williams driver and brother of Michael Schumacher believes that the British team is too ambitious in their first season back into the sport.

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Schumacher feels that while Stroll’s acquisition of the Silverstone-based team was smart, his ambition of finishing P3 in their first season back is a bit bullish.

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You can’t forget that you also have to take the employees with you: Schumacher

As reported by GrandPX.News, Ralf has claimed that Stroll has to recognize F1 is a team sport, and he has to work with his employees. He also stated that there might be some internal tension in the Aston Martin F1 team.

“You can’t forget that you also have to take the employees with you,” said Schumacher.

SOCHI, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 29: Owner of Racing Point Lawrence Stroll and Otmar Szafnauer, Team Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Racing Point talk in the Paddock before the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 29, 2019, in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

“You can’t turn a cow into a tiger overnight. I’ve heard there are many internal problems there with all these new people being brought in.”

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Aston Martin appoint Dan Farrows as their new technical director

Aston Martin F1 team principal Otmar Szafnauer has revealed that the team has promoted Andrew Green to Chief technical director. He also announced that the British team has also hired Dan Farrows from Red Bull as their new technical director.

“I’m grateful that they announced Dan. He’s a great addition to our team. He’s a like-minded individual, he’s a high performer, he’s won world championships, he knows Seb [Vettel],” Szafnauer said.

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Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 16, 2021, Aston Martin team principal and chief executive officer Otmar Szafnauer during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

“So we look forward to Dan joining.”

Internal problems or not, Aston Martin surely look like they’re doing a good job at solving their on-track problems. Both their drivers, Seb and Lance Stroll, look to be improving and are becoming a regular presence in the top ten.

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Do you think they can build on this performance and actually secure P3 in the championship?

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sport Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been a ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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