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Krack reveals development key as merry-go-round leads to startling stat

A flurry of managerial changes has led to this stunning statistic for Aston Martin Team Principal Krack.

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Aston Martin Team Principal Mike Krack has stressed the importance of team stability as he closes in on a remarkable statistic.

Krack took the helm at the Silverstone-based outfit early last season after Otmar Szafnauer left the team before joining Alpine.

Szafnauer was dismissed after the Belgian Grand Prix, with Alpine VP, Motorsport Bruno Famin instead taking over as part of widespread upheaval at the French manufacturer.

With a number of different managerial movements over the winter and the impending retirement of Franz Tost at AlphaTauri, Krack will enter next season as the fourth longest-standing Team Principal in F1 behind only Christian Horner, Toto Wolff and Guenther Steiner.

On the importance of continuity, Krack told media including RacingNews365: "As a Team Principal, you like stability, don't you?

"It is certainly important to keep a stable team, especially if we want to develop a team.

"You are not changing everything every five minutes."

Catch-up

Fernando Alonso finished the Belgian Grand Prix fifth to provide promise for after the summer break with Aston Martin having struggled in the three races prior.

With development continuing, Krack insisted the result "was part one of the catch-up".

"All the races have upgrades," he added.

"When you read the list at Zandvoort, you will read something."

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