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Krack: Lawrence Stroll 'wants more' from Aston Martin

While Aston Martin have experienced a successful start to the 2023 F1 season, Team Principal Mike Krack admits that Lawrence Stroll – owner of the British outfit – is keen to see them take the next step.

Aston Martin Team Principal Mike Krack admits that the squad's owner, Lawrence Stroll, "wants more" from the team, despite their successful start to the season. After finishing the 2022 campaign in seventh place, the outfit currently find themselves P2 in the 2023 standings after achieving three podium finishes with Fernando Alonso so far. Aston hold 65 points, putting them nine points clear of third-placed Mercedes. However, Stroll has his sights set on when the team can take the next step by claiming their first victory.

Krack: We have to deliver more

"Lawrence's mission statement is very clear," Krack told media, including RacingNews365.com . "He has not been having any delay in telling us, 'When are we going to win the next one?' "Obviously, he is happy we have made a step, but this is not enough for his ambitions. "The good thing with Lawrence is you know where you stand – he wants more, and we will have to deliver more."

How will Aston Martin fare in upcoming races?

Having achieved strong results at three circuits with different characteristics in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Australia, Krack acknowledges that this is an encouraging sign for what the team can do going forwards. However, he is cautious about making too many predictions. "[We've had] three circuits with three characteristics. To be competitive on all three, we are confident we can be on other circuits as well," Krack explained. "But the range of circuits [coming up] is very different; you have Baku with [a] huge straight, and then you have Monaco with no straights. These kinds of things will always shift the field a little bit. "That is why I'm always saying [that] we must be always careful [not] to draw too many conclusions from one race event. "Then also, [as we saw in Australia with] the strategy, with how it played out, and everybody had just to manage, then you don't even get a representation of the pace. "That's why I'm always very careful not to be too firm in the conclusions."

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