Following the departure of Otmar Szafnauer, Aston Martin wasted no time in formalizing Mike Krack as the team’s new technical director.
A few days ago, the Aston Martin Formula 1 team announced the departure of its technical director, Otmar Szafnauer. To replace him, the British team went draw from BMW Motorsport in the person of Mike Krack.
Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team is delighted to announce that Mike Krack has been appointed as Team Principal.
— Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team (@AstonMartinF1) January 14, 2022
The Luxembourger was officially presented this morning via a press release from the Aston Martin team. He had been in charge of the German brand’s sports department since 2014, in the GT and Formula E categories. However, Formula 1 is not unknown to him. Between 2006 and 2007, he served as as Sebastian Vettel’s track engineer at BMW-Sauber.
“It is a thrill and an honor to be appointed as Aston Martin’s Team Principal, and I am very grateful to Lawrence Stroll and Martin Whitmarsh for giving me such a fantastic opportunity. Aston Martin is one of the greatest automotive brands in the world, and the fact that I have been asked to play a leading role in delivering the on-track Formula 1 success that this illustrious name so deserves is a challenge that I intend to take up with energy and enthusiasm.
I’ve been in motorsport for over 20 years and worked in Formula 1 with Sebastian Vettel in 2006 and 2007 when I was an engineer at BMW-Sauber and he was the team’s test driver. I have great respect for his speed and ability, and it will be fantastic to have him back. Lance Stroll is also a very quick and talented driver, with 100 Grand Prix starts to his name, and I look forward to working closely with him. »
As a reminder, the Aston Martin team was the first to announce a date to unveil its 2022 single-seater.
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