Vettel recalls contact and praises new Aston Martin team boss – Formula 1 News

Vettel recalls contact and praises new Aston Martin team boss – Formula 1 News


Sebastian Vettel has taken a firm stand on the Eastern European crisis (Image: Aston Martin)

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And ambitious goals for the future in formula 1, Aston Martin has announced some names to make up the team. One of the most interesting is that of Mike Krack, former BMW sporting director, who joins the team to replace Otmar Szafnauer. And who supported the British team’s decision was Sebastian Vettel himself, who has a history with Krack in his BMW Sauber debut, in 2007.

“He is very respected by everyone who has shared the track with him,” Vettel said. “Several years ago [que trabalhamos juntos]but I think he is a good person and has a good spirit, so I hope he will be a strong addition to the team.”

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Aston Martin has appointed Mike Krack as the new team principal in Formula 1 (Image: BMW Motorsport)

Mike Krack has a career largely associated with BMW and motorsports. A test engineer between 1998 and 2001, the Luxembourger also worked at Sauber, between 2001 and 2005, he was head of engineering at BMW Sauber between the end of 2005 and January 2009, as well as working for the Bavarian company in the DTM.

He was head of track engineering at Porsche on the LMP1 project in the World Endurance Championship between October 2012 and March 2014 and has since returned to work with BMW, where he has been for the past seven years.

As for Szafnauer, rumors about his departure from Aston Martin and interest from Alpine surfaced throughout 2021 and were strongly denied. However, shortly after Aston Martin’s announcement confirmed the end of calls between the parties, Alpine too The then director Marcin Budkowski was fired.

“I always loved Otmar and I lived well with him. He definitely played a major role in the team, many people knew him because he was there for a long time. And sure enough, it’s a major remodel. But looking forward, I think Mike is great and I’m looking forward to working with him again.”

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