Entertainment: Mike Krack's interim balance as a Formula 1 chief: "Mixed feelings"

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Aston-Martin-Teamchef Mike Krack hat © Circuitpics.de Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack has "mixed feelings" over the 2022

season on January 14, 2022, ex-BMW engine sports director Mike Krack announced as the successor to Otmar Szafnauer as an Aston Martin team boss. In turn, the American switched to Alpine to replace the released team boss Marcin Budkowski.

Almost seven months after his announcement as a team boss at Aston Martin, the Luxembourf looks back on his time in ER Formula 1 at the British racing team, but has "mixed feelings".

When asked how he would summarize the first part of the season for himself personally, he says: "To be honest, I have mixed feelings. I am very satisfied with the way the team works and also Way I was welcomed. "

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"But I am very disappointed with our performance. We would have liked to progress faster than we are. We make progress, this is measurable, but the others have the same pace and some may even be faster," analyzes Krack.

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That is why the Aston Martin team boss wants to go to the cause research in the near future: "So this is one of the questions that we have to clarify for the future. How can we progress faster? Create a better basis from the start? "

The summer break is very important to draw a first interim balance, although Krack emphasizes that he would also like to do without the time -out and would continue with the races.

"I mean, it's nice to have a break now because we had a few doublewers, but I really like to do it. But it is also good to see the family because I don't see it so often. But it It's not that I need a break from what I do, "he says.

Under his leadership, the Aston Martin Formula 1 team is currently with only 20 points from 13 races in the penultimate place in the constructor ranking, which can not really go on the Luxembourg capacity, since it only starts shortly before the start of the season Team came up where the current car was almost finished.

with the demands of team owner Lawrence Stroll and soon also Fernando Alonso will have to increase Aston Martin in the coming years.

Last year they went to the summer break in seventh place and a podium in Baku, while in 2020 you had 134 points as a racing point after 13 races and won a race in the further course of the season.

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