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Former Vettel companion becomes the new Aston Martin team boss

Former Vettel companion becomes the new Aston Martin team boss

(Motorsport-Total.com) – After Aston Martin announced the separation from Otmar Szafnauer at the beginning of the month, the Formula 1 team did not waste much time in identifying a successor. Mike Krack was announced as the new team boss on Friday. © Aston Martin Mike Krack used to work with Sebastian Vettel at BMW-Sauber Zoom Krack has a career path similar to that of McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl. At the beginning of his career he worked in Formula 1 for a decade, first for Sauber and then for BMW-Sauber, where he met Sebastian Vettel before. After that, Krack gained experience in other categories. In 2009 he left the premier class and worked in Formula 3 and DTM before moving to Porsche in 2012 for the World Endurance Championship and working with Seidl. In 2014 he returned to BMW as an engineer, where he most recently managed the brand’s global motorsport operations. At Aston Martin, Krack will work under the direction of team owner Lawrence Stroll and CEO Martin Whitmarsh, who was appointed late last year.

Krack is looking forward to seeing Vettel again

“Aston Martin is one of the biggest car brands in the world,” says Krack. “Being asked to play a leading role in achieving the successes such a name deserves is a challenge I accept with energy and enthusiasm.” The new team boss is particularly looking forward to seeing Vettel again: “I have been working in motorsport for over 20 years and worked with Seb Vettel in Formula 1 in 2006 and 2007 when I was an engineer at BMW-Sauber and he was the team’s test driver.” “I have a lot of respect for his speed and ability and it will be fantastic to work with him again. Lance Stroll is also a very fast and talented rider who has already competed in 100 Grands Prix and I am really looking forward to a close one working with him.”

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“Having held senior motorsport positions at BMW and Porsche and his experience as an engineer in Formula 1 at Sauber, Mike has a mix of experience and expertise that makes him the ideal choice for us.” Team owner Stroll adds: “To win in Formula 1 you have to bring together the best qualities of all the key players, from drivers to engineers to mechanics. And Mike is perfectly suited to do just that.”

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“We are hiring brilliant new people every week. Our new facility is doing very well. We have a fantastic list of excellent sponsorship partners. We are about to start the second year of our five year plan which aims to entitle the Formula 1 World Championship win,” emphasizes Stroll. “All the ingredients that we need are now coming together. Mike will have a central and leadership role, reporting to Martin Whitmarsh and leading our technical and operational functions. Because our common goal is to achieve these ambitious goals. We are on the right way.”

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