Aston Martin, Mike Krack is the new Team Principal

A few days after having digested Otmar Szafnauer’s farewell, Aston Martin announced their new team principal: Mike Krack.

Krack’s is a curriculum full of experiences in the motorsport field. In fact, before joining the British team, he was head of BMW’s world activity in the motorsport sector, working with the German company since 2014. He was also responsible for BMW’s Formula E programs in the same company. GT and IMSA, as well as in the new LMDh formula for IMSA and WEC including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Krack also worked in Porsche, having among other things already experience in Formula 1 with Sauber at the time of the partnership with BMW.

It is an honor to have been named Aston Martin Team Principal, I am very grateful to Lawrence Stroll and Martin Whitmarsh for giving me such a fantastic opportunity – said Krack – Aston Martin is one of the largest car brands in the world and being called upon to play a leading role is a challenge that I intend to take up with energy and enthusiasm. I have been in motorsport for over 20 years and worked in Formula 1 with Sebastian Vettel in 2006 and 2007 when I was a BMW-Sauber engineer and he was the team’s test driver. I have a lot of respect for his speed and skill, and it will be great to find him again. Lance Stroll is also a really fast and talented driver, with 100 Grands Prix under his belt, and I can’t wait to work closely with him.”.

Krack then added: “The Silverstone team has always impressed me. It is full of talented people and real drivers. That driver’s culture and values ​​are what is needed to be successful in motorsport and my new Aston Martin colleagues know it too. We will work incredibly intensely. We want to win. Together, it we will do “

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