Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team has confirmed its lineup for 2022. Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel will continue racing for the British team during the next season.
Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team has chosen stability for 2022, retaining its driver line-up unchanged for next season. With the new regulations coming in 2022, the expertise and faith in the team will be essential to move forward.
Hence, Aston Martin Team Principal and CEO Otmar Szafnauer looks confident in the drivers’ ability to adapt to the new car: “Lance is one of the most gifted drivers in modern Formula One, and to that raw talent he is now adding serious racecraft. A four-time world champion, having driven 271 Grands Prix, of which he has won 53, Sebastian is also a massive asset to our team, and next year we expect both of them to race well in what will be a very different formula from the current one. We never under-estimate our opposition, so we do not intend to over-promise, but we know that Lance and Sebastian will get the very best from the tools we will put at their disposal.”
The British team wasn’t off to a positive start in 2021 due to the regulatory changes but has since impressed while daring with different strategies, such as in Azerbaijan, and their drivers’ talent. Aston Martin Executive Chairman Lawrence Stroll admitted: “The first-ever season for Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team got off to a disappointing start, owing to the regulatory changes over the winter that disadvantaged the two teams whose cars utilise a low-rake aero philosophy. But we have made good progress over the past few months, and both Lance and Sebastian have delivered some excellent performances. They have had more than their fair share of bad luck, but in 2022 we are delighted to be continuing with such an excellent blend of youthful talent and experienced expertise.”
While Lance Stroll’s presence in the team for 2022 was always considered almost obvious, the Canadian is focused on the next season: “Next season I will be embarking on my sixth year in Formula One, alongside my team-mate Sebastian. We started this Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team campaign together and I greatly look forward to continuing the journey with him next year. We have not achieved what we set out to do this year, but that has only amplified our hunger and drive for success next season. Now, with the prestige and support of Aston Martin, and the brilliant new sponsor-partners that such a prestigious brand has attracted, we are well positioned to improve our performance in 2022.”
On another note, Sebastian Vettel was recently involved in the silly season’s speculations but the German driver has chosen to continue with Aston Martin for 2022, using the option for another year in his original contract. The 4-times World Champion is excited about the new regulations and strongly believes in the team: “I am really looking forward to racing the new generation of Formula One cars. Their look is very different and the new technical regulations should give us cars that can race much more closely than recently. More exciting racing will be great for the drivers as well as for the fans. The changes are so big that every team will be starting from a new beginning, so it will be a great opportunity for us at Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team. I believe in the strength of our new growing team, so I am already looking forward to 2022.”
Thanks to Lance and Sebastian for making their mark this year.