Seven years after being fired by McLaren, Martin Whitmarsh will become, on October 1, Chairman and CEO of Aston Martin Performance Technologies. The announcement was made by the Silverstone-based team, which also kicked off their new plant last week.
“Martin will support me and assist me […] with the crucial objective of making Aston Martin a team capable of winning Formula 1 titles within four to five years ”
Aston Martin Performance Technologies is a new entity which will be interested in the Formula 1 team of the same name but also in the technical development and the intellectual property of the whole group owned by Lawrence Stroll who explained, in a press release: “Martin will support and assist me in providing strategic direction for Aston Martin Performance Technologies, which will include the crucial objective of making Aston Martin a team capable of winning Formula 1 titles within four to five years. “
Joined McLaren in 1989, he had climbed all the ranks until becoming the boss of the team with eight constructors’ titles in 2009. He was dismissed at the end of 2013 following the team’s lack of results before being fired. the next year. Since then, he had participated in several various projects including the British challenge of the America’s Cup. He also served as an advisor to Formula E and then Formula 1. Since last year, he has also been part of the Hamilton Commission, which aims to strengthen the presence of minorities in British motorsport.