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The big team tightrope that Aston Martin must walk

Despite its big reputation and bigger bank balance in the form of owner Lawrence Stroll, Aston Martin's F1 outfit still faces challenges on its way to the top. 2022 could prove to be crucial for understanding its strengths and building on the success of its previous eras

Money and the might of a major manufacturer behind you are no guarantee of world title success in Formula 1, as Toyota and BMW can attest to in recent grand prix racing history.

In fact, sometimes all the benefits of a massive chequebook can be wiped away by the downside of a corporate decision-making process that slows things down, layers of management that confuse communication lines and the added internal politics and friction that comes from staff fighting to be noticed.

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