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Krack: Lawrence Stroll is demanding more from Aston Martin

Aston Martin finished the 2022 season seventh in the constructors' championship having scored 55 points. Only three races into the 2023 season, the Silverstone-based team has already scored 65 points and three podiums

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While Aston Martin is having an incredible start to their 2023 season, Lawrence Stroll has his sights set on Aston Martin’s first win says Mike Krack

Aston Martin driver Fernando Alonso celebrating his third podium of the 2023 season in Australia
Aston Martin driver Fernando Alonso celebrating his third podium of the 2023 season in Australia. (Image Credit: @F1 on Twitter)

Only three races into the 2023 season, and Aston Martin has already surpassed their 2022 points tally. The Silverstone-based outfit has stood on everything podium so far this year. Their 2023 recruit, Fernando Alonso, finished third in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Australia.

The Spaniard gave an incredible performance in Bahrain, where he overtook Lewis Hamilton and Carlos Sainz in the race’s closing stages. After passing the Mercedes and Ferrari, he went on to secure his first podium since the Qatar Grand Prix in 2021. And the two-time champion even led the race in the opening laps in Saudi Arabia.

His teammate, Lance Stroll, is still recovering from breaking both of his wrists. But the Canadian has finished in the points of every race he has completed this year.

While Alonso was on the podium again in Australia, Aston Martin team owner Lawrence Stroll is demanding more from his team.

Mike Krack opens up about Stroll Sr’s demands
Aston Martin Team Principal Mike Krack with two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso
Aston Martin Team Principal Mike Krack with two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso. (Image Credit: @AstonF1Spain on Twitter)

Although Aston Martin saw both of their drivers finish in the top five in Australia, the Silverstone-based team is hunting for their first victory. While speaking to Formula One, Aston Martin Team Principal Krack outlined Stroll Sr’s expectations for his team. He revealed:

“The [team’s] mission is very clear. [Stroll] has not been having any delay in telling us ‘When are we going to win the next one?’ Obviously, he is happy we have made a step, but this is not enough for his ambitions.”

He continued, “The good thing is with Lawrence [Stroll] is you know where you stand – he wants more, and we will have to deliver more.”

Will Aston Martin take to the top step of the podium this season? While Mercedes driver George Russell is convinced that Red Bull is masking their true pace, Alonso believes that the car development race will decide the 2023 championship.

Krack is confident his team will be competitive at many tracks to come

The 2023 season is the first time that Aston Martin has consistently competed against the top teams on the grid. This means the team is still learning how competitive they are against the frontrunners.

But team boss Krack believes that his team will remain in the mix for the rest of the year. On the likelihood of Aston Martin being able to continuously challenge at the top end of the grid, Krack said:

“[We’ve had] three circuits with three characteristics. To be competitive on all three, we are confident we can be on other circuits as well. But you know the range of circuits is now very different: you have Baku with [a] huge straight and then you [have] Monaco with no straights. These kinds of things will always shift the field a little bit.”

He continued, “And this can happen when you have such small margins, it can happen. It’s the situation we are in and I’ve said it before, we have to be at [the] maximum at all times, at 100% to get [the most] out of it.”

The Silverstone-based team has 20 more chances to achieve Stroll’s dream of becoming race winners in 2023.

Feature Image Credit: @AstonF1Spain on Twitter

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