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Aston Martin boss explains how he will address the team's issues

Aston Martin's new Team Principal, Mike Krack, joined the outfit ahead of what has been a tough start to the 2022 campaign for them. He has detailed how he intends to identify the key areas for improvement.

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Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack has explained how he will approach addressing the outfit's issues after a difficult start to the 2022 season.

The British squad currently sit at the bottom of the Constructors' Championship standings with no points to their name. Their best result so far has been a P12, achieved by Lance Stroll in Bahrain and Australia, as well as reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg in Saudi Arabia.

Sebastian Vettel was forced to miss the opening two races due to testing positive for COVID-19, and endured a tough return in Melbourne, having been hit by reliability issues before retiring from the Grand Prix following a crash.

Krack to examine how performance can be improved

Now, the task for Krack and the rest of the team will be to improve on their performance as the season progresses.

The Team Principal has given an insight into how he has been trying to do this whilst still adapting to the environment himself, having only taken up his role earlier this year.

Krack told media, including RacingNews365.com: "Let's put it like this: you clearly need to identify who works on which process, who is doing what, which, obviously when you are away to [go] racing, you have a little bit less of an insight than you would have if you have, for example, a three month period at the factory to start with.

"Now, to identify a weakness, I think it's clearly the performance of the car, and how we have to improve that is something that we will need to look [at] in the next weeks again.

"We have another new recruit with Dan [Fallows, the team's new Technical Director], so we'll have to sit together and identify clearly how we develop the car, how we develop the performance, and how we develop the structure of the team."

Aston Martin boss won't "look for excuses"

Whilst Krack is still relatively new to Aston Martin, he says that he will not give any excuses for the team's struggles.

"It's new, I think it's [been] six weeks or seven weeks by now, so it's still new," Krack explained.

"But also here, it's up to me to take the necessary steps to talk to the most people, try to identify where we are, where we have to improve and move on.

"Again, I'm not the kind of guy that looks for excuses here."

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