Ailing Aston Martin Won’t Be Saved By Mercedes-AMG

In addition, reports have indicated that Mercedes-AMG F1 boss, Toto Wolff, got involved by purchasing 14.5 million shares in the British firm. Along with financial assistance from Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll – current majority shareholder in Aston – Mercedes was once considering using Aston Martin to coach-build some limited-edition Maybach offerings, but this was abandoned despite getting to the concept stage. Whatever the future holds, it appears that Mercedes is going to remain strong and get even better, but Aston Martin’s prospects are looking a little less certain. All the James Bond 007 cameos in the world can’t save a business that isn’t run properly.