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Mike Krack

Krack urges Aston Martin focus amid Mercedes threat

The team have scored six podiums from 10 races prior to the Hungarian Grand Prix.

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Aston Martin boss Mike Krack has urged the team to focus on the bigger Formula 1 picture despite an apparent slump in form.

The Silverstone-based squad started 2023 as Red Bull's closest challengers, with Fernando Alonso hauling five podiums from the first six races, including second in Monaco.

However, since the visit to the Principality, the team have just one podium, in Canada, to their name with Mercedes, Ferrari and now McLaren all taking leaps forward with their cars.

The British Grand Prix was the team's worst two-car finish of the season with Alonso only seventh and Lance Stroll a penalised 14th, but Krack is keen to see the bigger picture.

Krack's caution

"This season is already a very respectable one," Krack told media including RacingNews365.

"If you see where we came from, we have six podiums in 10 races, even if it was six podiums in 22 races, I think it would be a very respectable season compared to what our targets for the season were, but we will not give up.

"We need to not get deviated so much by single events, we need to wait two-three-four races to see where we are, so like a rolling average.

"Then, before the shutdown, we can say we have a better representation where we are and I think this will allow us to define where we have to go.

"We also need to consider that we have a lot of races coming with very different characteristics to the previous ones.

"The calendar is such that you have the lower downforce races in the beginning [of the season] and depending on how you classify them, there are more races to come where maybe we can be better.

"These are things that we have to see based on the analysis of the next three [races in Hungary, Belgium and the Netherlands.]"

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