Mike Krack on working with Vettel again and his ambitions for Aston Martin
Aston MartinAston Martin's Grand Prix history can be traced back to 1922 at the French Grand Prix. From its debut, via... There's more... Team PrincipalThe Team Principal is the boss. Responsible for the entire team from strategic direction, to design and development and fielding... There's more... Mike KrackMike Krack is a Luxembourgish motorsports engineer and the team principal of Aston Martin Aramco Cognizaand F1 Team. He has... There's more... and his driverOK, so we all know what the driver is, right. I've always liked the description that F1 drivers are like... There's more... Sebastian VettelSebastian Vettel (No 5) is a German-born F1 driver contracted to Aston Martin in 2022. See more Sebastian information on... There's more... go back a very long way. And on this week’s episode of F1’s Beyond The GridA podcast for every F1 fan, whether you are an F1Newbie or dedicated follower... Formula 1's fastest stars slow down... There's more..., Krack opens up to Tom ClarksonTom Clarkson is an F1 reporter having joined the BBC team in 2013 (IMBd). He reported on F1 for BBC... There's more... about his relationship with the four-time world championThe world champion is the winner of the driver's title for the year proceeding the current year. The world champion... There's more..., his time at Aston Martin so far and much more.
Krack and Vettel first worked together at the 2007 United States Grand PrixA Grand Prix is a motorsport series sanctioned by the FIA and held in various countries for a world title.... There's more... when the German driver finished eighth, filling in for the injured Robert KubicaAlpha Romeo Reserve Driver 2022 Robert Kubica is a well known and respected figure around the F1 paddock. With 97... There's more... for BMW SauberSauber Motorsport AG is a Swiss motorsport engineering company. It was founded in 1970 by Peter Sauber, who progressed through... There's more... – with Krack his Chief EngineerRace Engineers are a team of experts who manage all aspects of the race and communicate with the driver when... There's more.... And they were reunited at the start of the 2022 season, when Krack was named as the new Team Principal of Aston Martin.
On this week’s episode, Krack recalls his first impressions of a then 18-year-old Vettel, and how “refreshing” it was to work with him back then. Krack also explains what it is like to now work with the “diamond” that is the 35-year-old Vettel, as he also shares his hopes of the German racer staying with Aston Martin beyond this season.
Krack also reflects on his time working with a young Felipe Massa, while discussing his first few months at Aston Martin, and his plans to help move the team up the gridThe grid is a reference to the starting order of the race is typically determined by qualifying, however, with the... There's more....