Aston Martin’s decision to hire the son of the team’s owner, Lawrence Stroll, as a driver for the upcoming Formula One season has caused a stir among the team’s staff. The move means that 750 employees will lose out on large bonuses due to the team’s poor performance in the previous season.
The decision to sign Lance Stroll, who is currently racing for Racing Point, which is also owned by his father, has raised eyebrows within the team. Many believe that the move was made primarily to secure financial backing from Lawrence Stroll, who has invested heavily in both Aston Martin and Racing Point.
The team’s staff, who have been working hard to improve the team’s performance, were reportedly promised significant bonuses if they achieved certain targets in the previous season. However, due to a lackluster performance, those targets were not met, and the staff will now miss out on the bonuses they were expecting.
This situation has led to frustration and disappointment among the team’s employees. They feel that their hard work and efforts have been undermined by the decision to hire Stroll as a driver. Some have even suggested that the move is a slap in the face to the team’s dedicated and talented staff.
Aston Martin’s management has defended their decision, stating that Lance Stroll’s experience and skill as a driver make him a valuable addition to the team. They also argue that his connection to the team’s owner will bring financial stability and resources to the team.
However, critics argue that this move highlights the nepotism and favoritism that can exist within Formula One. They believe that talented drivers are being overlooked in favor of those with connections or financial backing.
It remains to be seen how this decision will impact Aston Martin’s performance in the upcoming season. The team will need to work hard to prove that their decision was justified and that they can compete at the highest level in Formula One. Meanwhile, the disgruntled staff will have to accept the loss of their bonuses and continue to work towards improving the team’s performance.