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Aston Martin

Krack shares Aston Martin concern over new F1 factory

The Aston Martin boss has explained how the concern was dismissed.

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Mike Krack has explained how Aston Martin initially had concerns over the "working environment" in its new Formula 1 factory.

The Silverstone team moved into the new purpose-built factory earlier this year as the old Jordan factory was demolished, with RacingNews365 among select media to be given a tour on the eve of the British Grand Prix.

It is the latest sign of ambition from owner Lawrence Stroll, but team boss Krack has admitted that behind the scenes, there were concerns about how the team would cope with moving operations across to the new facility.

New Aston Martin factory

"We were a bit concerned because with the change in working environment and working conditions, you always need a bit of time to adapt, but the time was really short," Krack told media including RacingNews365.

"It is quite good now. If you want to see where we are with a new part, you just go downstairs and you can see it.

"You can see the designers, people from production discussing with their managers, it is working really well.

"It has already brought us a major step forward."

Krack also touched upon a perceived turnaround in Aston's fortunes following a poor run of races in July as the AMR23 lost competitiveness.

He is confident that team has overcome the challenges with the car, but still wants more data to be gathered.

"I think we have [turned a corner], but it is only one event now where we managed to get a little better compared to previous races," he said.

"We need to be careful not to translate too much into it straightaway and it is important that you confirm what you have seen in some form.

"We should also not forget that some of our competitors also had some issues, strategic or maybe starting not in the right place.

"I would not put too much into it, but we did make a small step forward, but we need to confirm it over the races to come."

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