Martin Whitmarsh joins Aston Martin

He played a prominent role during the McLaren team's glory years.

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The team Aston Martin de F1 announced the arrival in their ranks of Martin Whitmarsh, who had a prominent role in McLaren between 1989 and 2014. English will be in charge of Aston Martin Performance Technologies, which includes operations in the highest category and in the creation of super sports cars.

Whitmarsh, who will start his new job on October 1, has been involved in several projects in recent years. The latter was related to Lewis Hamilton Commission, the organization that created the multiple champion to fight for equality in motorsports.

Aston Martin F1“I am pleased to announce that Martin will enjoy the leadership responsibility and will assist and support me in setting the new strategic direction, including the crucial objective of leading the transformation of Aston Martin into a world championship-winning organization in F.1. in the next four or five years ”, said Lawrence stroll, team owner.

“He has had a long and successful top-tier career and is also a man of proven F1 success. Therefore, he is the ideal person to work with me and our management team to lead and inspire our staff towards a successful future both on and off the track. "added the Canadian businessman.

“I am very happy to have accepted the position of CEO of Aston Martin Performance Technologies. Lawrence wants Aston Martin to win the F.1 World Championship and the plan is simple and clear. I know what it takes to win in this category and I will try to do everything possible for the team to achieve it ”, Whitmarsh acknowledged.

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