The German driver Vettel of the Ferrari team next season is not only the driver of the Aston Martin team, but also one of the shareholders of the luxury car manufacturer. Vettel has officially bought shares of Aston Martin.
Last month, the Match Point team officially announced that Vettel will join next season. Recently Vettel explained the reason for joining: It was Canadian wealthy businessman Lawrence Stoll who persuaded himself. Out of trust in this project, he also bought shares of Aston Martin.
"Everyone has the freedom to use their wealth. Aston Martin is a public company and everyone can buy shares in the company," Vettel said in an interview with the media before the Eifel Grand Prix. "If you want to ask me if I have bought it, I will tell you how much I have already bought. How much? I think this is secondary and I will not disclose it. I trust this project. I decided to advance and retreat with this project. I am very excited. What will we see when next year comes," Vettel said.
In the paddock, apart from Vettel and Lawrence Stoll, who owns shares in Aston Martin, there is also Mercedes team leader Toto Wolfe. The time when he bought shares in Aston Martin was in the first half of this year, which also led to speculation that he would join Aston Martin in 2021 and become the company's CEO.