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The Bahrain GP of the 2023 Formula 1 season will be sweetly remembered at the headquarters of the Aston Martin team, which, at the expense of what could happen in the rest of the season, signed a surprising podium with Fernando Alonso, with what has been confirmed as the revelation team of the new campaign, taking a monumental qualitative leap compared to 2022.
However, Alonso’s race and also Stroll’s could have been very different, if the collision involving the two drivers in green had had more serious consequences when, at turn 4, the Canadian collided with Alonso, although without major consequences. positions for Asturian. Although the blood didn’t make it to the river, Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack has shared his impressions of this untimely incident between his two new teammates.
nasty casual touch
In this sense, Mike Krack values what happened to philosophy: “These are things that can happen in F1”, says the leader of the Aston Martin team, about a race incident in which Stroll was more optimistic than expected, causing a situation that fortunately did not turn out to be serious, although he recalls the incident between Russell and Sainz at Austin’s turn 1 . a few months ago.
“Lance was fighting a lot with George outside, and i don’t like to watch either but we let them run lap 1 and lap 2 and so on”, continues the Luxembourgian engineer, who despite putting the incident into perspective, is unhappy with a fortuitous touch, the result of a crossing of lines, which in any case conditioned Fernando Alonso’s career, although Alonso later managed to overcome the situation.
“It’s something you know can happen”, simply adds Mike Krack, about a contact, partly due to bad luck, partly due to Lance’s recklessness in not noticing Fernando’s presence and continuing with his bizarre maneuver.
First laps of uncertainty
On the other hand, the main team and to complete its balance of all the negative points of the prize of the past gena, Krack also refers to what could be observed in the first laps of the race, in which both Alonso and Stroll seemed to suffer with the pace, being pressured by Bottas and letting the Mercedes drivers slip:
“This is something we really need to look at, it seems like we were struggling a little bit in the beginning.”, indicates the boss, aware as everyone of that mirage that corrected itself with the passing of the laps.
“I don’t know if it’s the heating or something, but we have to check.”, sustains the Luxembourger, taking note of the most negative aspects of the opening race of the season:
“We haven’t analyzed that yet, we’ll see when [las cosas estén] calm and we will see how we should deal with this situation in the future”, concludes Mike Krack, who is preparing to face the Saudi Arabian GP this week.