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Aston Martin have just announced that Otmar Szafnauer, Team Principle and CEO, has left the team. The statement reads...
"Otmar Szafnauer has left the Company and his role at Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team will be managed within the leadership team until a replacement is appointed.
We would like to thank him for the service provided to the team over the past 12 years and wish him well for the future as he will undoubtedly take on new challenges.
Fortunately, we are led and managed by a strong group of individuals, and we are comfortable to take a little time to explore options before announcing a new team structure. The focus of the team is currently on preparing the most competitive car possible for the start of the 2022 season."
Otmar has been with the company since before their re-branding last year when the raced as Racing Point and the original team name of Force India. There were rumours awash last year that he was linked with Alpine F1 Team but nothing has been confirmed. With such a short statement released about the departure of a CEO, it leads ones brain to think as to the reason Why?