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Aston Martin opens new £200m F1 plant. – Marseille news

Aston Martin has begun construction on its new Formula 1 plant, which is scheduled to open in early 2023.

Covering an area of ​​37,000 square meters and built at a cost of £150-200 million, the massive expansion of its existing buildings next to Silverstone will include a new wind tunnel and simulator. In addition to significantly improving the team’s facilities, it will bring together employees currently scattered across multiple locations in one location.

The official groundbreaking ceremony was held with the participation of Aston Martin CEO Lawrence Stroll and Team CEO Otmar Szafnauer as well as JCB Chairman Lord Bamford. Stroll promised that his team’s plant would be “the only plant currently suitable for use subject to financial regulations.”

The new building was designed by Ridge and Partners and is being built in collaboration with Gardiner and Theobald. Two new buildings will be built adjacent to the existing facility, with a walkway connecting all three.

The new building will house the team’s design, manufacturing and marketing departments. The other will include a new wind tunnel with an updated steel belt rolling road system and a flow imaging section area. The existing building will be redeveloped to house the personnel departments and the logistics department.

Aston Martin’s new base will house its expanded workforce. It will be the first new plant built by the F1 team in 17 years. Stroll expects him to set the standard in the sport.

“This is a brand new campus built for needs,” he said. “It’s the newest and the newest.”

“This will be the first fully sustainable 5G plant,” Stroul explained. “It will be a true smart factory in every sense of the word.”

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He believes that the expansion of Aston Martin’s buildings is necessary to achieve the team’s goal of competing for the championship.

“This really aligns with the aggressive and ambitious recruitment drive we have here,” Stroul said. “We can have the roster we want and desperately need, once again, to fulfill my ambitions in fighting for the world championship.

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“It’s going to be an inspiring and stimulating place to work, design and manufacture, and hopefully you’ll win. So that’s the first big step in addition to what we’ve done so far as far as we’ve been able to do in terms of buildings.

Stroll expects the base of Aston Martin to surpass that of its competitors once complete.

“There has never been anything like it in cars, whether in Formula 1 or otherwise, certainly not in racing,” he said. “It shows my confidence in the team, it confirms my ambitions, it confirms my belief in Formula 1, because it is also an investment in Formula 1.”

The team will expand their existing facilities adjacent to Silverstone

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