Aston Martin has definitely been one of the teams that has underperformed this season. The team did definitely had the pace to fight for higher places on the grid in Canada but could only score 1 point between the two drivers. After a pretty decent Azerbaijan GP, the expectations were pretty high as everyone expected to build up on a points finish in Baku.
The team was off to a brilliant start to the weekend as both their drivers, especially Sebastian Vettel was absolutely flying in the last two practice sessions. It was pretty clear he definitely had the pace to compete and replicate the result from Baku, but unfortunately for the German, it went horribly wrong during the qualifying session as he was unable to make it into Q3.
The midfield battle has been fierce that ever before with more teams in the mix. Alpine and Alfa Romeo have been the teams to beat this time around. Last year, Aston Martin completely dominated the likes of Alfa Romeo but the signing of Valtteri Bottas has given a huge lift to their hopes. But all is not lost for Aston Martin fans as we are not even half way into the season.
Aston Martin set to bring in a major update in Silverstone, according to Mike Krack
Mike Krack recently confirm that all of us can expect major changes ahead of Silverstone. He said, “We bring steps all the time, but major ones are a bit differently [controlled]. For Silverstone, we will have another substantial update.”
“But I think most of the teams will, so it’s also a matter of how much and how effective it will be. But we’re quite confident we made a good step.“
“And the next step will also be good. So the target has to be to really get in front of this midfield so you can start from the points [top ten].”
Aston Martin and Mike Krack would definitely be disappointed even they finish 7th for yet another season despite having Sebastian Vettel in their ranks. So, this update definitely needs to work for them.