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OFFICIAL: Aston Martin confirms takeover of Mercedes Chief Aerodynamicist

24-11-2021 13:05 Last update: 13:29
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Eric Blandin will start working for Aston Martin in 2022. An Aston Martin spokesperson told GPblog that. When the Chief Aerodynamicist of Mercedes will start working is still unclear.

Aston Martin confirms the rumour

Wednesday afternoon GPblog announced that it had received reliable information that Toto Wolff and Lawrence Stroll are feuding. The two used to be friends, but Wolff is said to have disapproved of Stroll Sr. doing business with Blandin. Blandin is the top man in aerodynamics at Mercedes, but not for long.

Following the earlier news on Wednesday afternoon, an Aston Martin spokesperson has told GPblog that this rumour is true: ''We can confirm that Eric Blandin will begin working for Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team next year. His exact start date is not yet confirmed. The transition from Mercedes AMG F1 Team to ourselves will be an amicable one.''

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