Aston Martin boss Mike Krack believes that the team will be able to cope with the pressure of challenging the front-runners after their strong start to the season in Bahrain.
Fernando Alonso exhibited blistering pace throughout the weekend en route to a podium, while Lance Stroll battled through his injuries and managed to finish in the top six.
As the team look to edge closer to being regular podium challengers, Mike Krack is confident that 'Team Silverstone' can handle the pressure that battling amongst multiple Constructors' Champions could bring.
"I think yes," he said when asked if the team can capitalise on the performance of the AMR23 by RacingNews365.com.
"We must not forget that we are speaking about Team Silverstone. This is a very experienced team with a lot of fantastic people that have done that already."
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Krack: Team did not get 'carried away' with race strategy
'Team Silverstone' has prior experience of winning at Sakhir, with Sergio Perez having won for the team under the Racing Point guise when Formula 1 raced on the 'Outer Circuit' in 2020.
Krack says the squad did not get carried away with their strategies in Bahrain in an attempt to outclass rivals, and believe they could challenge for more positions than was possible.
"I think we clearly saw it with the race strategy, the team did not get carried away by stopping early and trying to undercut," he explained.
"But by sticking to its plan – and this tyre advantage that was built in at the end of the day – was I think instrumental also to help [Alonso] to pass."
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