The BWT Racing Point F1 Team will become the works Aston Martin Racing team in 2021, and current technical director of the Silverstone-based team, Andrew Green, says it has completely changed the way they think.
Canadian businessman Lawrence Stroll, who bought the team two years ago when it was the financially-struggling Sahara Force India F1 Team, made an investment in Aston Martin and opted to bring the name into Formula 1 from next year, and with it brings some extra pressure to those working at the team.
Green says the introduction of the budget cap will help the team, but it is key that they keep working as efficiently as they can, something they have worked on with a limited budget as Racing Point.
“It’s completely changed the way we think,” said Green to Formula 1’s Beyond the Grid podcast. “It hasn’t really changed the way we operate at the moment, because we’ve always focused on being the most efficient team on the grid and we will continue to focus on being the most efficient team on the grid.
“I think now with the introduction of the cost cap, I think that really does help us. But the change to Aston Martin for next year is going to be massive.
“We haven’t really turned round and focused on that with what’s been happening over the last couple of months, but it is going to be a tidal wave of change that is going to wash over the team.
“We’re now a shop window for Aston Martin and we have to act and work that way. That’s going to be a big challenge to be able to do and still maintain the efficiency that we strive for.”