The logic underpinning Stroll’s Aston F1 ambition
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The logic underpinning Stroll’s Aston F1 ambition

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There’s no lack of ambition in F1 at the moment as Ferrari chases a competitive comeback, Red Bull becomes an engine manufacturer in its own right and Aston Martin returns – aiming for championship glory in five years. Andrew Benson weighs up Aston's chances.

Lawrence Stroll is a man with a plan, as well as a mountain of ambition to match the size of his bulging bank account. The 61-year-old Canadian made himself a billionaire with investments in the fashion world, and now he is set upon becoming a success in F1.

Stroll has loved F1 for decades and has been a key behind-the-scenes influencer since the 1990s. He’s preferred to operate under the radar, but becoming a team owner when he saved Force India from administration in 2018 raised his profile. Now he takes another step into the spotlight by renaming the team he called Racing Point after one of the world’s iconic motoring brands, Aston Martin.

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