Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021
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Aston Martin Breaks Ground on New Silverstone F1 Factoryon September 14, 2021 at 10:18 pm

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LONDON—Aston Martin has started work on a new Formula One factory and wind tunnel that team owner Lawrence Stroll said underpins his commitment to the sport and aim of fighting for world championships in the next three to five years. The Canadian billionaire told reporters the Silverstone factory and ‘campus’ would cost 150–200 million pounds ($207 to $276 million) and be the most sustainable in Formula One. The facility over the road from the British Grand Prix circuit is expected to be completed by late 2022 or early 2023 with room for 1,000 people. McLaren’s Norman Foster-designed headquarters at Woking, which opened in 2004, is the most recent new F1 factory to be built in Britain but Stroll said his would be very different to that. “It will be the only one perfectly fit for purpose with the financial regulations (cost cap) taken into consideration,” said Stroll, whose son Lance …

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