What Updates Are Aston Martin Planning On Bringing?

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It is not just the speed alone. Not merely the skill of the driver. And it’s definitely not just the team strategy alone; often it’s updates and what a particular team plans on bringing for a Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend that goes a long way in determining the course of their race.

While Mercedes, Red Bull, and Ferrari have made most talks about improvisations and aerodynamic changes to their respective cars, it is time to take cognisance of what Aston Martin, another impressive British runner on the grid, have planned for the forthcoming race.

Barring Spain, no real upgrades for Aston Martin

And make no mistake for the next big race lined up ahead of us is the spiritual home of Formula 1 itself; Silverstone, home to the British Grand Prix, being the venue of the first-ever F1 race that took place over seven decades back in time.

Much like McLaren and Williams, two of the foremost British racing outfits, Aston Martin too, led by Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll, would like to place themselves into a position of some authority ahead of the race.

And while up to this point, there haven’t been many talks about any updates pertaining to the side based out of Silverstone, the Spanish Grand Prix being the only exception, what can they possibly offer in the days to come?

For starters, it has been confirmed in no uncertain terms that there are ‘significant’ updates being planned by the noted English team for the British Grand Prix of 2022.

The need, however, for a significant car update cannot be possibly doubted; the British team having clearly struggled to muster commanding positions in each of the opening five races of the season.

And with the allegations of its previous updates being a copy of the Red Bull well behind it, the team is focusing its energies on round ten of the 2022 world championship.

Mike Krack on Aston Martin upgrades

That being said, the following is what Aston Martin team principal Mr. Mike Krack had to say when asked about the team’s status ahead of Silverstone:

“We bring steps all the time, but major ones are a bit differently [managed]. For Silverstone, we will have another substantial update. But I think most of the teams will have. So, it’s also a matter of who brings 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 that you can start from the points[-paying positions]. I mean, you have to look at how tight the midfield is. You don’t need a big step to make [up] a lot of positions.”

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Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin

Having said that, one reckons, the form of Sebastian Vettel at Silverstone shall hold the key for the team; the German having won a memorable race ahead of Lewis Hamilton here in 2018. And as a matter of factly, Vettel’s current form for Aston Martin can hardly be doubted having scored over 85 percent of his team’s points single handedly.

In comparison to his teammate, the experienced driver has scored thirteen already, despite sitting out of the season’s first two races.


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