Aston Martin introduced in June that it had overhauled the design for the Valkyrie after ditching plans for a manufacturing facility entry to 24 Hours of Le Mans within the hypercar class following the corporate’s shift to deal with Formula 1.
The restricted track-only model of the automobile is called the AMR Pro, and made its public debut on the Goodwood Festival of Speed final weekend, pushed by long-serving Aston Martin manufacturing facility driver Darren Turner.
But one of the runs up the hillclimb was halted after the automobile slowed and was pressured to park up in an escape street, leading to a pink flag.
But Aston Martin chairman Stroll mentioned that every little thing was nonetheless on the right track for Aston Martin to start delivering vehicles in This autumn of 2021, and that the stoppage at Goodwood was all the way down to a small subject with a minor half.
“I will confirm, as we promised, we will be delivering cars starting September,” Stroll mentioned in a choose media roundtable together with Autosport.
“Our first vehicles might be rolling out on the manufacturing facility as deliberate, as I mentioned 5 months in the past that we might be doing. So it’s very a lot on time.
“As far as Goodwood, there was some small electrical glitch, some £5 half between the low voltage battery and the excessive voltage battery that determined to not work for some motive at that second.
“We’ve by no means had that downside in testing. [We’re] sort of blissful it occurred now, we hadn’t seen it earlier than, and it’s one thing we get from an exterior supply.
“So we understood it and repaired it immediately.”
Stroll acquired a 20% stake in Aston Martin in January 2020, paving the way in which for his Racing Point F1 squad to be rebranded underneath the identify of the British automobile producer for this season.
This weekend’s British Grand Prix will mark Aston Martin’s first dwelling race in F1 since 1960, when it entered two vehicles at Silverstone.
Stroll has been clear in his ambitions for the Aston Martin F1 squad, setting a goal of preventing for world championships within the subsequent 4 or 5 years.
But the Canadian billionaire mentioned he was having fun with the problem of engaged on each the F1 squad and the street automobile tasks.
“I’m surrounded by strong people,” mentioned Stroll. “I’m very fortunate that I’ve nice individuals in each organisations, within the street automobile with Tobias [Moers] who’s an exceptional CEO, and Marek [Reichman] who’s an unimaginable artistic director.
“It’s actually thrilling doing each. They actually feed off one another. The pleasure and the passion are really feeding off one another, whether or not or not it’s a Formula 1 race, whether or not or not it’s in Gaydon, whether or not or not it’s in Wales.
“Half the employees at Gaydon might be at Silverstone watching the race. We have an enormous social gathering. As you understand, the Formula 1 workforce relies in Silverstone, all staff and their household are invited, they usually get grandstand tickets to go see it, and there’s an enormous TV.
“It’s really, really beneficial and exciting to see how both these great organisations work together.”