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Aston Martin identify issue that requires urgent attention

A difficult weekend at the Australian Grand Prix has left Aston Martin with a key problem going forwards, as team boss Mike Krack has explained.

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Aston Martin admit that they will have to address the issue of running low on spare parts following a weekend of heavy damage at the Australian Grand Prix.

It was a challenging few days for the team in Melbourne, with both Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll having crashes at various points.

There were also mechanical problems, with Vettel forced to sit out most of Free Practice 3 on Saturday due to engine troubles.

Team boss Mike Krack says that the difficulties started for the British squad early on in proceedings, and did not much improve from there.

"We had a very difficult weekend, because we had a lot of car damage," Krack told members of the media, including RacingNews365.com.

"It started already on Friday, where we had the small problem on the power unit, which we had to change, so we didn't get so much time. And then obviously, the on-track incidents that will be visible to everybody led to a lot of work."

Krack expected a better weekend for Aston Martin

It has not been an easy start to the season for Aston Martin, but Krack had hoped that their fortunes might improve in Melbourne.

"I think when we came here, we [thought] we [would] have been a little bit better than we have been before," the Team Principal said.

"But, obviously, we could not show it so much over the weekend, because then we had much more disruption, and then [we] kind of fought at the end of the day.

"So I think at the end of the race, we were still in the position where we hoped we could score, but then eventually [it] would not happen. Overall, [it was a] quite disappointing weekend, I have to say."

Issues for Aston Martin to address

Following the events of the weekend, Aston Martin will now look to address some of their issues ahead of the next race on the calendar, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

One of the key areas of concern is the supply of spare parts, given the crashes that both cars suffered in Australia.

"Now we need to really collect all the bits that we have to," Krack explained.

"We start to run low on spares, so it's something that we need to address."

The team have also vowed to look into the reasons behind Vettel's particularly difficult few days in Melbourne.

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