Aston Martin have announced that Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer has left the team.
A statement released by the British outfit confirms that Szafnauer will no longer continue in the role following 12 years with the company. His replacement has not yet been revealed.
"Otmar Szafnauer has left the company and his role at Aston Martin Cognizant Formula 1 Team will be managed within the leadership team until a replacement is appointed," the press release reads.
"We would like to thank him for the service provided to the team over the past 12 years and wish him well for the future as he will undoubtedly take on new challenges.
"Fortunately, we are led and managed by a strong group of individuals, and we are comfortable to take a little time to explore options before announcing a new team structure.
"The focus of the team is currently on preparing the most competitive car possible for the start of the 2022 season."
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