Mike Krack has been named the new boss of Aston Martin’s F1 team after they were recently left by former boss Otmar Szafnauer who is linked to the position of new Alpine team boss. Mike Krack made his Formula One debut at Sauber in 2001 and remained on the team when BMW bought them in 2006, leaving the team in 2009 to work in Formula 3, DTM, and Porsche's WEC program since 2012.
He returned to BMW in 2014, and at Aston Martin, he will meet team owner Lawrence Stroll and group CEO Martin Whitmarsh, the former head of McLaren’s F1 team, who joined the team late last year. While working for the BMW Sauber, Mike Krack worked with Sebastian Vettel, who was their test driver who competed in the 2007 US Grand Prix instead of Robert Kubica and won a point in his first appearance.
Mike Krack is happy
Mike Krack is overjoyed with the opportunity and is aware of the difficulty of the work that awaits him, but he is still optimistic and wants to change the whole atmosphere in the team. We will see if he can “Aston Martin is one of the biggest car brands in the world,” Mike Krack said.
"Playing a role in building success on a track with such a rich name will be a challenge I plan to embrace with energy and enthusiasm." Mike Krack and Sebastian Vettel know each other very well, and he believes that they will continue to have a positive collaboration with him, but he has not forgotten Lance Stroll, who is also a great driver and who can achieve a lot next season.
"I've been working in motorsport for more than 20 years, working with Seb Vettel in F1 in 2006 and 2007 when I was an engineer at BMW Sauber when he was a test driver." “I have great respect for his speed and abilities and it will be fantastic to work with him again.
Lance Stroll is a really fast and talented driver with 100 F1 starts and I'm looking forward to working with him also. " “Team Silverstone has always impressed me. They are full of talented people and real drivers.
They have the culture of racing and the values needed to succeed in motorsport. We will work incredibly hard, we want to win and together we will succeed. ” Mike Krack has been in this sport for a long time, and we have to see if his experience can help the team