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Lance Stroll

Stroll declares Aston Martin intention after future speculation

Lance Stroll has been part of the Aston Martin project since his father bought the team when known as Force India.

Stroll race Monaco
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Lance Stroll has stated that he is "committed" to remaining with Aston Martin and the project the team recently embarked on, following speculation about his future earlier in the season.

With the Canadian driver's father, Lawrence Stroll, having owned the team since August 2018, it has long been assumed that Stroll's seat will always be safe on a sort of rolling contract. 

The team was purchased by Stroll's father when it was known as Force India and was quickly rebranded as Racing Point, before it became Aston Martin in 2021. 

It is the owner's goal to make Aston Martin the leading side in F1, something which has seen an extraordinary new headquarters built and a new wind tunnel near completion. 

New facilities are not the only thing to change, with the size of the team's personnel having more than doubled. 

"It's amazing to see how far we've come as a team, the last five years, I think we've grown so much as a team since we were in pink colours," Stroll told media including RacingNews365

"And we have a very exciting wind tunnel that's being built, we have an incredible facility that's now in Silverstone that we moved into last year. 

"So there's a lot of pieces of this puzzle that are really coming together that have been coming together over the last few years. 

"And along with the talented people that have been in Silverstone for many years, a lot of new talented people have joined and are joining which makes this project very exciting. "In my mind, definitely in the future, that's where my head's heading."

Stroll as 'committed' as ever

As impressive as the facilities are, Aston Martin still needs two committed drivers to complete the puzzle. 

In the past 12 months, Stroll has been linked to a dramatic career switch to tennis – he denied this was on the cards – and most recently has seen his seat linked to Carlos Sainz. 

The departing Ferrari driver joining Aston Martin is strictly a rumour, with the Spaniard's strongest link being with a potential move to Audi. 

Despite the speculation over his future, Stroll has insisted that he remains as committed to F1 and Aston Martin's project as ever before.

"For sure, I'm committed to this whole project," stressed Stroll. "Like I said, how we've gone from a team that had 350-400 people in 2018, 2019.

"Now we're pushing the number of 1000 people and looks very different in Silverstone now than 18 months ago. So, yes, I'm definitely committed and excited to be a part of this project."

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