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Aston Martin

Krack: Aston Martin 'does not need' Lawrence Stroll interventions over slump

Aston Martin had a strong start to the season but tailed off over the summer and slipped to fifth in the Constructors', but boss Mike Krack feels the team knows where it has gone wrong with Lawrence Stroll needing to say anything.

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Aston Martin Team Principal Mike Krack has detailed owner Lawrence Stroll's reaction to the mid-season slump in form the team has experienced.

Following a run of six podiums in the first eight races, Aston Martin's competitiveness took a dive in the summer and into autumn as upgrade packages did not quite work as intended.

However, the team did return to the podium in Sao Paulo, with a three-five result being its best since a three-four in Australia with Fernando Alonso hauling all eight podiums in the season.

Lance Stroll endured a torrid run of form, but has recently shown flashes of pace as the team looks to end the season strong, with an outside bet of claiming fourth in the Constructors', being just 19 points behind McLaren.

Lawrence Stroll has poured money into the team, including a brand-new factory, with Krack explaining his reaction to the up and down season from the Silverstone squad.

Lawrence Stroll's reaction

"Lawrence is not happy, but we are not happy either," Krack told media including RacingNews365 before the apparent return to form in Brazil.

'Nobody is happy when you have such a great start to the season, and then lose competitiveness, but we don't need [Lawrence] to tell us, but we also have to accept that he is not [happy].

"It is the situation that we are in, we are a strong team, and have to work collaboratively, and be open-minded to get out of it.

"But we are not too proud to make any decisions, and there is no bug in the system.

"We analyse our data, try to understand which areas we have weaknesses in and try to improve them."

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