Aston Martin explain why they’re ‘on target’ to achieve F1 goals

Aston Martin entered Formula One as a rebrand of Racing Point in 2021, recruiting four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel to partner Lance Stroll.

Upon their entry into the sport in 2021, Aston Martin were tipped to become one of the heavyweights of Formula 1 in the near future, with the financial backing capable of ensuring the can compete with the rest of the grid.

As it turns out, two years into their F1 project the team have finished in seventh place in both seasons, securing only a single podium courtesy of Sebastian Vettel’s Baku masterclass.

The team were also one of those who took the incorrect development path in 2022 under the new regulations, leaving the team languishing towards the back of the grid util major upgrades arrived towards the end of the year that saw the team become capable of scoring points on a regular basis.

Despite two seventh-place finishes not looking all too impressive from Aston Martin, team principal Mike Krack has claimed that his team are on track to achieve their goals in F1 if they can make a strong start to next season.

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“With the way we started the year, I would say we were behind schedule, but I think we caught up quite well,” he said via GPFans.

“I think we now really need to see a clear improvement, a clear step in performance for 2023. Then I would say we’re on target.”

Aston Martin will be bolstered this year by the signing of Fernando Alonso, who has signed for the team from Alpine having grown frustrated with the frequency of the mechanical failures that he was experiencing last year.

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The Spaniard has only spent a number of weeks with the team but has already expressed how pleased he is with what he has seen during the Abu Dhabi post season tests, claiming that the staff behind the scenes are some of the most talented that he has ever come across.

Alonso has boldly claimed that from what he has seen, he expects the team to be challenging for championships within a couple of seasons, leading fans to suggested that there could be another breakdown in relationship between Alonso and his employers, should they not match his high expectations.

Krack has said that he is not worried about any potential issues with his new driver, claiming that an open and honest relationship about Aston Martin’s capability is key to keeping all parties happy.