Technical director Andy Green had already admitted during the presentation: “We quickly realized that there were several possible solutions for the sidepods alone. We have therefore designed the car in such a way that we do not find ourselves in a development dead end here. If we realize that we are wrong with a solution, we can react.”
So now Aston Martin wants to give the green racer the spurs. But the next problem has long since appeared on the horizon. Like the entire auto industry, Formula 1 teams suffer from supply chain problems. It is speculated that Aston Martin will initially only be able to produce the updates for one car.
Accordingly, the son of the team owner, Lance Stroll, would probably get the new parts – and not Vettel. Instead, the German would have to contribute the comparative data in the “old” car with which the effect of the update can be evaluated.
Krack continues: “That’s why there were so many incidents in the last few races. Our drivers flew off a lot, that’s not normal. We have to give the drivers a better feeling in the car to get more out of it.”
However, Krack has not (yet) confirmed the hammer update for Barcelona. “We want to bring an update to every race,” he explained. “Sometimes smaller, sometimes larger. It is important for us to continuously make progress.”