Glock knows two of the main actors personally and well. Vettel is his buddy from the Hessian homeland. Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack was his motorsport boss at BMW.
Especially since there is a big question mark behind Vettel’s future. Glock warns: “I can well imagine that Sebastian will lose his patience at some point – because of course he knows how long it takes to get out of such a low. That’s why the question arises whether he still wants to do that to himself.”
After the crash festival down under, team boss Krack not only has to ensure that Aston Martin travels to Imola with enough parts, he also has to keep Vettel happy.
At least he does it publicly. Krack: “If someone like him, a four-time world champion, has these problems, it’s not because he doesn’t have enough kilometers in the car. That’s really something we have to look at.” It’s also about “which car we make available to him and what feedback he gets from the car.”
The fact is: Krack is protective of the Heppenheimer, who produced some mysterious spins in his last Ferrari year. “Sebastian knows Melbourne and has won there several times. With a rider of this class we really have to look at the tools we give him.”
Alone: Is Vettel enough to stay motivated in the fall of his career? His body language after the race in Melbourne was anything but enthusiastic about his work.