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Aston Martin

Krack outlines Aston Martin’s F1 race win chances

Aston Martin has scored a handful of podiums this year but is yet to claim a Grand Prix victory.

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Aston Martin Team Principal Mike Krack has outlined his squad’s chances of taking a race win during the remainder of the current season.

The Silverstone-based team has taken seven podiums in the first 14 races of the campaign, all of which coming at the hands of two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso.

Red Bull has dominated the season, taking every race win on offer so far.

Some of Red Bull’s rivals have suggested that the championship leaders will have to make a sizeable in-race mistake for another squad to secure a victory this year.

However, Krack doesn’t believe this is the only available route to win and asserts that car development will play a crucial role in the outcome of the upcoming rounds.

"We have to see, I think, they are very good," Krack told media including RacingNews365, referring to Red Bull.

"This is is the first thing we have to acknowledge, the combination between Max [Verstappen] and the car is outstanding.

"Also, Fernando alluded to that, that it is not maybe not even recognised.

"So, the level is very high. I'm not saying that he [Verstappen] has to be in trouble to do it, we have to see how they will develop over the next races."

Krack realistic over Aston Martin's recent chances

While Aston Martin started the year off in a strong position, its form at recent rounds has taken a dip - leading Krack to suggest that it had little opportunity to win if something went amiss at Red Bull.

A floor update at the Canadian Grand Prix did not have the intended effect as the team tried to understand it, leading to a slump in performances across July.

The best result was fifth place for Alonso in the Belgian GP at the end of a month in which rivals Mercedes, Ferrari and McLaren all scored big points.

"I said this before, if this happens, you have to be in the position to, to then pick it up," Krack said.

"There have now been four, five or six races where we would not have been in that position, that's why we need to stay humble and do our best and see what happens."


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