Aston Martin CEO departs team amid Alpine link

Aston Martin have announced the departure of their CEO Otmar Szafnauer

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The CEO of the Aston Martin Racing Formula 1 team, Otmar Szafnauer, has left the Silverstone-based team with immediate effect according to a statement from the team.

Szafnauer joined the team back when it was known as Force India and has overseen it’s transformation over the years. Following an acquisition with Lawrence Stroll, Force India was rebranded as Racing Point and the team hit its zenith at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, when Sergio Perez took a surprise win.

While there is announcement regarding his replacement, the team did say that a candidate would be promoted from within.

“We would like to thank him for the service provided to the team over the past 12 years and wish him well for the future as he will undoubtedly take on new challenges,” an official statement reads on the team’s website.

“Fortunately, we are led and managed by a strong group of individuals, and we are comfortable to take a little time to explore options before announcing a new team structure. 

The focus of the team is currently on preparing the most competitive car possible for the start of the 2022 season.”

Szafnauer has been strongly linked with a role at Alpine, though there is no concrete evidence as of now if the 57 year old will swap Silverstone for Enstone.

John Smith
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