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Lawrence Stroll stops admitting Newey’s bid as he aims to replicate the Red Bull model

Lawrence Stroll often comes across as a wealthy businessman with massive ambitions. Since he took over the former Force India F1 team in mid-2018,..

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Lawrence Stroll stops admitting Newey's bid as he aims to replicate the Red Bull model

Lawrence Stroll often comes across as a wealthy businessman with massive ambitions. Since he took over the former Force India F1 team in mid-2018, he has influenced massive changes in the outfit.

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They enjoyed one of their most successful seasons last year when they almost finished third in the Constructors’ Championship. Though struggling under the Aston Martin name this season, Stroll continues to dream big as the 2022 season heralds a new era in Formula 1.

More recently, her rise has been compared to that of Red Bull, who took over Jaguar Racing in 2004. During a recent appearance, Stroll discussed these comparisons and mentioned Red Bull’s chief technical officer, Adrian Newey.

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Lawrence Stroll praises Adrian Newey

Red Bull’s dominance from 2010 to 2013 is often attributed to Newey’s creative skills. Although they weren’t as successful in the hybrid era, they look a much stronger outfit this season. With six races to go, they could end Mercedes’ seven-year dominance if they stick together.

Stroll recently appeared on the Beyond the Grid podcast, where he talked about the similarities between his team and the Austrian outfit. He said: “I think Red Bull took a small team and turned it into a great, big team. There is a similarity in this comparison, which is exactly what we do. “

LE CASTELLET, FRANCE – Owner of Racing Point Lawrence Stroll and Otmar Szafnauer, Team Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Racing Point walk in the paddock before the final practice session for the French F1 Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France. (Photo by Charles Coates / Getty Images)

He then moved on to the team’s new management acquisitions and complimented Newey. “I think Adrian is a unicorn. He’s something very special, maybe he’ll even exist! But I suppose you’ve been following all of the announcements over the past few months about the top executives and senior management we’ve hired in the industry.

“One of them happens to be Dan Fallows, who was the chief aerodynamicist under Adrian for 12 years. If we don’t have Adrian, we might have Dan! “

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Although Stroll missed adding Newey to his team, he emphasized the importance of teamwork.

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“But I think it’s not about a person. It’s about teamwork. There will be about 700 people, and I’m sure if Adrian sat here he would say the same thing. I can’t speak for him, but for us there will be about 700 people. “

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While Aston Martin is still a few steps behind Red Bull, 2022 will wipe the board clean. Could we see the Silverstone-based team achieving immense success with new faces in management?

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