Aston Martin boss has good news for Vettel fans ahead of British GP

Aston Martin are aiming to move towards the front of the midfield with their substantial upgrade package for this weekend's British GP.

The upcoming British Grand Prix is one that will be filling Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel with hope, as the Aston Martin F1 Team are set to “substantially upgrade” the AMR22 this weekend at Silverstone.

The famous team in racing green are installing their second large upgrade package of the season, at their home race.

Many other teams are also set to introduce significant upgrades at Silverstone, as the season edges towards the halfway point.

It’s been a challenging start to the year for Aston Martin; the British side currently sit 8th in the Constructors’ standings, however, they are already falling well behind the majority of the midfield.

Aston Martin after nine rounds have just 16 points, whereas the likes of Alfa Romeo in 6th already have 51.

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The British team’s closest target in the standings is currently AlphaTauri, with the Italian outfit on 27 points in 7th place.

Both Stroll and Vettel will also be looking over their shoulder, with the Haas F1 Team just a sole point behind them in 9th.

The Canadian and German driver have at times found the going tough in 2022, with the AMR22 appearing to be one of the worst cars on the grid.

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Nevertheless, Stroll scored a single point at the recent Canadian Grand Prix; Vettel also managed to score points most recently in Azerbaijan.

The team will be hoping that their new upgrades will result in more consistent points finishes, with the end of season prize fund being arguably more important than ever before this season.

The ongoing cost of living crisis has seen teams put under huge financial pressure, meaning that finishing as high up in the standings as possible is absolutely vital.

Aston Martin team principal Mike Krack, is hopeful that this weekend’s upgrades will see his team rise through the ranks, as he highlighted the importance of where the team need to get to.

“We bring steps all the time, but major ones are a bit differently [controlled],” began Krack whilst talking to The Race.

“For Silverstone, we will have another substantial update. 

“But I think most of the teams will, so it’s also a matter of how much and how effective it will be. But we’re quite confident we made a good step. 

“And the next step will also be good. So the target has to be to really get in front of this midfield so you can start from the points [top ten].

“I mean, you have to look at how tight the midfield is. You don’t need a big step to make a lot of positions,” Krack pointed out.  

“This was a little bit different in the past. You had really your positions and there was a big difference between cars…

“We have to get at the front of this group, and then it is easier to fight for points because we cannot end a year where we started it,” concluded the Aston Martin boss.