The Briton was most well-known for a prolonged spell he had at McLaren from 1989 to 2014, which included him being the staff’s CEO in addition to staff boss from 2008 till his departure.
Since leaving F1 he has been concerned in varied initiatives, together with being chairman of know-how start-up enterprise BAR Applied sciences, and fulfilling the same position at Offshore Wind Development Partnership. He was additionally closely concerned within the Lewis Hamilton Fee.
Whitmarsh has been drafted in to guide the brand new Aston Martin Efficiency Applied sciences division, which goals to diversify the British sportscar producers’ F1 and highway automotive know-how throughout key business sectors.
Aston Martin chairman Lawrence Stroll stated that the appointment of Whitmarsh was one other step in his push to show his F1 outfit in to world champions.
“Martin will get pleasure from senior management duty and can help and help me in setting the brand new strategic course for Aston Martin Efficiency Applied sciences and its subsidiaries, together with the essential goal of main the transformation of Aston Martin right into a F1 world championship-winning organisation throughout the subsequent 4 to 5 years, and evolving it right into a £1 billion enterprise over the same time interval,” he defined.
“Martin has loved an extended, profitable and high-profile profession, spanning the motorsport, automotive, aerospace, marine and renewable-energy sectors. Furthermore, he’s a confirmed winner in F1. He’s subsequently the perfect individual for the job of working with me and our senior administration staff to guide and encourage our workforce to future success each on and off observe.”
Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR21
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Talking about his new appointment, Whitmarsh stated that he was drawn to Aston Martin by Stroll’s imaginative and prescient, and felt that the world title goal was deliverable in the long run.
“I’ve identified and admired Lawrence for a few years, and I’ve at all times been extraordinarily impressed by his formidable enterprise acumen and his seemingly inexhaustible ambition,” he defined.
“Equally, I’ve at all times revered ‘Crew Silverstone’, if I can name it that, which has usually punched above its weight below its varied earlier incarnations, and which now has the burden with which to punch tougher than ever earlier than.
“Lawrence intends Aston Martin to win F1 world championships, plain and easy, and I’d not have joined him in that endeavour except I used to be completely satisfied that it was a wholly achievable intention.
“I do know what it takes to win in F1, and, impressed by Lawrence’s management and backed by the talent, ardour and resolve of the workforce, I intend to do no matter I can to guarantee that our staff turns into the successful operation that Lawrence is decided that it must be.”