The BWT Racing Point Formula One Team announced on Thursday that former GP Magazine Editor, McLaren Racing Communications Director and current W Series Communications Director will join the Silverstone based outfit in 2021 when they become the Aston Martin Formula One Team as Communications Officer.
Speaking about the news, Bishop said:
“Having been a Formula 1 journalist for many years, and having run the communications operation for a major Formula 1 team for a long time [McLaren, from 2008 to 2017], then having been centrally involved in an exciting motorsport start-up [W Series, from 2018 to 2020], I feel ready and able to devote my experience and expertise, and my enthusiasm and energy, to help make Aston Martin Formula 1 Team the huge success that it deserves to be.
“The BWT Racing Point F1 Team is already an extremely good one, and I am thrilled to be joining the great men and women who have made it just that, quite a few of whom I already know. But the ultimate potential of Aston Martin Formula 1 Team is limitless. Together, we have the opportunity to create something very special – and seriously successful.
“I am especially grateful to Lawrence Stroll [Chairman, Aston Martin], whom I have now met a number of times, and I am very proud to be one of a team of people who will work tirelessly to reward the faith he has placed in us. I am also very much looking forward to working with Lawrence’s son Lance, three times a podium finisher in Formula 1 despite being still only 22, and his vastly experienced team-mate Sebastian Vettel, a four-time Formula 1 World Champion.”
BWT Racing Point Formula One Team Principal and CEO Otmar Szafnauer commented on Bishop’s arrival saying:
This is a key appointment as we prepare to launch the Aston Martin Formula 1 Team in 2021. Matt’s experience and knowledge will strengthen our existing media team and prove invaluable as we navigate the dawn of this exciting new era. It’s a signal of our intent to establish Aston Martin as a competitive force in the sport – both on and off track. Matt will add enormous value and enthusiasm to this project and we look forward to welcoming him to the team