Lawrence Stroll made mistake of thinking Aston Martin had finally hit rock bottom

And yet, this is still isn’t as bad as it gets, not even close. The first-quarter figures only include a week of lockdown so imagine what the following quarter will look like with April, May and June lumped in together?

No wonder Stroll says he’s keeping his financing options open. Having tapped shareholders for a total of £536m last month, there is the very real possibility that further funds will be needed in the coming months.

Stroll chose his moment carefully, swooping when the carmaker had run out of options. Fast forward a few weeks and it looks like spectacularly

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