The new team boss Mike Krack hopes for a contract renewal of ex-world champion Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim) at Aston Martin beyond the end of the upcoming season. If the Rennstall Vettel “the right package” and a “competitive car” provided, Aston Martin has “the chance”, the 34-year-old “to hold longer,” Krack said in a media round.

Vettel is a key on the way to success, finally this “driver a top man”.

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Team owners Lawrence Stroll pursues an ambitious plan, at the latest in five years, Aston Martin is to ride the title. “The pressure is there. We want to be successful, we have to be successful,” Krack said, who starts the succession of Otmar SzaFnauer and already knows Vettel from his time as an engineer at BMW-clean. 2006 and 2007 was the Heppenheim test driver of the team.

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Through the new regulations that reaches this season, Aston Martin expects a lot. “The cards are completely mixed,” Krack said, the last motorsport boss at BMW: “We will do everything to succeed.”