By Pedro André Mendes on 4 August 2022 11:13
After several years at the helm of the design, first as Force India, Otmar Szafnauer was instrumental in the growth of the team that is now known as Aston Martin, after it was bought by an investment fund led by Lawrence Stroll. Szafnauer left Aston Martin at the end of 2021, having been replaced by Mike Krack as team principal. Krack is no stranger to Formula 1 and his return to the discipline comes at a time when the Silverstone format is looking to strive for even bigger goals.
After his first months at the helm of the Formula 1 team, in a very difficult time, as Krack evaluates his work.
“Honestly, I have mixed feelings,” Krack said while still in Hungary. “I am very pleased with the performance of the team. […] But I am very disappointed with our results,” he admitted.
Krack explained that he would like the team to proceed more quickly with the new technical regulations of Formula 1. “We are making progress. It can be measured, but also opponents, or others perhaps faster.
After the first half of the season, Aston Martin is ninth and last in the constructors’ championship standings.