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Author Topic: Signing Vettel to Aston Martin F1 likely to cost Stroll a cool $40m  (Read 519 times)

Offline John S

He must think Seb is worth it then.

Sort of brings major football signings, soccer and otherwise, to mind don't you think?

https://www.planetf1.com/news/sebastian-vettel-stroll-40m/


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Offline Dare

Re: Signing Vettel to Aston Martin F1 likely to cost Stroll a cool $40m
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2020, 03:38:36 AM »
Wonder what Perez was getting? You know it had to be
a lot less than Vettel will make for not getting any better
results
"The
democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."
--
Thomas
Jefferson

Offline cosworth151

Re: Signing Vettel to Aston Martin F1 likely to cost Stroll a cool $40m
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2020, 01:29:06 PM »
I think Perez brought a good bit of sponsorship money to the team. That's another reason Haas is looking at him (No matter what Steiner says). If so, the cost of the change is even more than the $40m.
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline Jericoke

Re: Signing Vettel to Aston Martin F1 likely to cost Stroll a cool $40m
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2020, 02:09:21 PM »
I think Perez brought a good bit of sponsorship money to the team. That's another reason Haas is looking at him (No matter what Steiner says). If so, the cost of the change is even more than the $40m.

The article estimates the $40 million includes Seb's salary, Perez's payout and the loss of sponsorship.

I assume bringing Seb on board brings sponsorship, just as Alonso brought Santander to Ferrari, and a barrel of cash big enough to pay Kimi not to race.  Seb is the only driver representing the wealthiest nation in the EU.

Personally, I'd have kept Perez.  Whether or not Seb is better, he's not better enough to win where Perez couldn't.  But I don't know what's going on behind the scenes.  Perez's sponsors might have expectations that Aston Martin isn't prepared to meet... or vice versa.  Perez and Lance might not get along. 

Or maybe Aston Martin just needs to clear out the Force India 'culture', which Perez would be a key part of.  Seb has been part of two of the strongest F1 programmes, one very successful, and one that struggled.  He brings two very important perspectives that Perez does not have. We've also seen that technical personnel are sometimes attached to drivers.  There might be some background hiring/firing associated directly with Perez vs Vettel.

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Signing Vettel to Aston Martin F1 likely to cost Stroll a cool $40m
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2020, 06:44:21 PM »
Very true about the technical guys. You can argue that bringing Todt and Braun with him to Ferrari had as much to do with Ferrari's success as the talent of Schumacher as a driver.
Lonny

Offline jimclark

Re: Signing Vettel to Aston Martin F1 likely to cost Stroll a cool $40m
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2020, 06:25:16 AM »
Vettel will make for not getting any better results
What kind of accuracy guarantee comes with that crystal ball you have there?  ::)
Will the refund policy cover a small wager? :P
"Those were the days my friends. We thought they'd never end..."

jimclark

Offline Dare

Re: Signing Vettel to Aston Martin F1 likely to cost Stroll a cool $40m
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2020, 02:47:15 PM »
My crystal ball has a little fog on it at the
moment but I'll go on the limb and say Perez
can out perform Lance in a equal car.
"The
democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."
--
Thomas
Jefferson

Offline jimclark

Re: Signing Vettel to Aston Martin F1 likely to cost Stroll a cool $40m
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2020, 05:23:06 AM »
My crystal ball has a little fog on it at the moment but I'll go on the limb and say Perez
can out perform Lance in a equal car.
No argument here...'doesn't take a fortune teller for that. But I thought this was the Vettel thread and we were talking Perez vs Vettel....?
Wonder what Perez was getting? You know it had to be a lot less than Vettel will make for not getting any better results
.....Yeah, I remembered right....we were. :P ;)
"Those were the days my friends. We thought they'd never end..."

jimclark

Offline Dare

Re: Signing Vettel to Aston Martin F1 likely to cost Stroll a cool $40m
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2020, 01:59:21 PM »
Vettel will make for not getting any better results
What kind of accuracy guarantee comes with that crystal ball you have there?  ::)
Will the refund policy cover a small wager? :P


I thought we were talking about crystal balls
"The
democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."
--
Thomas
Jefferson

 


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