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Aston Martin

Aston Martin boss takes positives from 'outstanding' team attribute

Mike Krack has praised the work ethic and teamwork of the Aston Martin squad, despite their tough 2022 season.

Mike Krack has praised the team work of the Aston Martin squad, and believes the team are set up to compete higher up the grid in the coming seasons.

Aston Martin have endured a tough 2022 season; they currently have 20 points to their name and sit ninth in the Constructors' Championship, only ahead of Williams.

The Silverstone-based team had been hoping for a more successful season, and had been eyeing up the 2022 regulation changes as a chance to compete closer to the front of the grid.

Instead, Aston Martin have only managed to compete for the lower points-paying positions, with their highlight being a sixth-place finish for the retiring Sebastian Vettel at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Despite their disappointing season, Aston Martin Team Principal Krack is adamant that the operation are laying the foundations for achieving more in the seasons to come.

"The teamwork at Aston Martin F1 is outstanding," commented Krack.

"Everyone is helping each other, everyone is working together and pushing flat out to achieve our goal – to get to the front of the grid.

"It makes for an incredibly positive and constructive environment to work in and now we need to channel this incredible team spirit into making a quicker car."

Krack: Car performance the priority

Aston Martin's current challenge is to improve on ninth place in the Constructors' Championship. They sit seven points behind AlphaTauri, and Haas are a further seven points ahead of them.

Vettel and Lance Stroll have struggled in qualifying, which has previously been highlighted as an issue for the team, and has set them up for difficult races.

Krack reiterated the need to extract more performance from their AMR22, but highlighted reliability as a strength from their 2022 season.

"Our focus must be on performance – on improving the car – because we already have all the ingredients required to succeed," added Krack.

"Reliability, for example, has been one of our strengths: our car has completed the second-highest amount of laps this season and that says a lot about the quality of our work and our processes – we can deliver a reliable car under pressure.

"But the car was not quick enough when we started the season. We've been trying to catch up, but our competitors are not standing still either. This has been our biggest challenge in 2022."

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