Despite a challenging 2023 season with only eight podium finishes, Aston Martin’s team boss Mike Krack praised drivers Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll for their performances and development, expressing optimism for the future.
‣ Aston Martin began 2023 with five podium finishes in the first six races but only achieved three more for the rest of the season.
‣ Team boss Mike Krack expressed satisfaction with drivers Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll, despite the team’s performance.
‣ Despite facing criticism and controversy, Lance Stroll has shown significant development as a driver, according to Krack.
‣ Fernando Alonso, the oldest driver on the Formula 1 grid, has been praised by Krack for his ambition, commitment, and the invaluable experience he brings to the team.
2023 kicked off with a bang for Aston Martin. They bagged five podium finishes in the first six races. But, as the season rolled on, things took a nosedive. They only managed to snag three more podium finishes. Yet, team boss Mike Krack is all smiles. He’s thrilled with his drivers, Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll.
Stroll’s Performance: A Rollercoaster Ride
Stroll’s media appearances stirred up a storm. His track performance was underwhelming, and he faced a barrage of criticism. He even shoved his trainer in a post-interview incident, sparking more controversy. But, Krack, the Luxembourger, is still backing his Canadian driver.
“Lance is in his element,” Krack shared on the Aston Martin website. “He’s chill, confident. His body language says it all. His growth as a driver this year is remarkable. I wish the season was a bit longer. He’s been on fire in the final rounds. We can build on that. He’s got to keep the momentum going. He’s tackled a lot this year, and he’s on a roll.”
Alonso: The Veteran Still Going Strong
Alonso, even in 2024, is the oldest driver on the Formula 1 grid. The 42-year-old from Oviedo has already scored eight podium finishes this year. And that’s with a car that’s not exactly top-notch. Like any Formula 1 fan, Krack has nothing but respect for the Spaniard.
“Fernando is a game-changer,” Krack said. “He pushes us, makes us better. It’s as simple as that. He’s got big ambitions and wants to be on the podium every weekend. His experience is priceless, and so is his commitment. He’s not one of those drivers who just show up, do their thing, and vanish. He’s always asking questions, always on WhatsApp, always looking for ways to improve.”