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Krack "quite confident" Aston Martin will be better at Singapore

Team Principal confident Aston can turn around fortunes at higher downforce Singapore.

Aston Martin Team Principal Mike Krack is confident the team will fare much better at the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix, after assessing their pace at Zandvoort and Hungary.

The team has struggled at the low-downforce circuits such as Monza and Spa Francorchamps, with driver Sebastian Vettel remarking that he "tried to survive and hang in there" on his way to eighth during the Belgium Grand Prix.

When asked about their cars attributes, Krack believes that the high downforce Marina Bay Street Circuit will play more into the AM22's strengths.

"We need also to combine it with with the tyres that are available and the weather obviously, but I think the pattern is what you're saying is not wrong," he told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"The races to come, we're quite confident. Especially after our Zandvoort weekend where also in qualifying we were performing. We'll have further updates in Singapore.

"Singapore is similar downforce level as Zandvoort and Budapest, so we're quite confident that we will be a bit better."

Aston Martin knew Monza would be "very difficult"

Coming into the high downforce track at Monza, Krack says the team knew it would be difficult to trade straight line speed for cornering speed.

He explained: "We knew that here [Monza] was going to be very difficult. And you would have seen in practice we played around with wings, different wings, big wing, small wing...

"We were always exchanging cornering speed for straight line speed without increasing the overall performance.

"At the end, we decided to go for the for the for the straight speed. But the car was very difficult in the race with a lot of sliding, the tires suffered quite a lot. To be honest we didn't have the pace."

			© RN365/Paolo Filisetti
	© RN365/Paolo Filisetti

Controversial rear wing to make return at Singapore

Earlier in the season Aston Martin introduced a controversial rear wing solution at Hungary, which featured endplates designed to help generate more downforce.

The design was initially disputed but deemed legal by the FIA, accepting it as a clever interpretation of the regulations.

This is expected to make a return for Singapore, with several teams also potentially bringing their own take on the loophole in the regulations.

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