Aston Martin’s Defeat to Red Bull & McLaren: Stroll’s Analysis

Aston Martin had a tough year.

Despite a great run last year with eight podiums, this season has been disappointing for Aston Martin. Lance Stroll believes their success last year made people overestimate them. He admits they haven’t reached the top team level yet and explains why they are behind Red Bull, McLaren, Mercedes, and Ferrari.

Fernando Alonso was the one who kept Aston Martin on the podium in 2024. But even he couldn’t win against Red Bull’s dominance. “We had a quick car and some podiums and a lot of top fives,” said Stroll. “But we still need to grow as a team and become stronger.” He added that they took the wrong path in their development strategy.

Stroll mentioned they’ve realized their mistake slowly over time. Now, they’re trying to change direction and improve again. It’s part of learning and growing as a team, but it’s costing them now since they’re not where they want to be on track. “But we keep pushing forward,” he said.

Mercedes Boss Joins Aston Martin

The arrival of Andy Cowell, former Mercedes engine boss, might be a game-changer for Aston Martin. Stroll shared his thoughts: “No contact yet, no. In the past, yes, I knew Andy.”

He expressed excitement about Cowell joining them: “Very exciting news! It’s uplifting for the whole team to see Andy come on board.” Fans might think this is exactly what Aston Martin needs right now.

Cowell is seen as a legend in motorsport with lots of success at Mercedes. His addition brings hope and positivity to the team’s future plans .

What do you think? Can Aston Martin turn things around with these changes?

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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