Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack told RTL Germany that he intended to keep Sebastian Vettel next year, and brushed aside rumors about a possible arrival of Mick Schumacher.
Like AlphaTauri and Williams, Aston Martin is a team that does not yet have a single driver under contract for 2023. While the 2022 season will begin its second third in ten days in Azerbaijan, the British team Still haven’t announced if Sebastian Vettel and/or Lance Stroll will still be there next season. This Wednesday, the boss of the team, Mike Krack, was the guest of RTL Germany, and he notably mentioned the subject of Vettel who, soon to be 35, might want to leave the world of F1, where he arrived fifteen years ago. “I am very, very confident that he will stay. If you see him during a debriefing or on the phone, how he gets involved… No driver drives like that if he doesn’t want to drive. In Monaco, he was on top from the first round. The objective for the rest of the season is to continue to create the conditions for Vettel to use his talent. When you have someone like Sébastien, you have to try to keep him. He’s a mix of extreme riding quality, experience and a very positive person who helps us progress. We don’t need to push it,” Krack said. In Monaco, the German driver won a point, which makes him five in total since the start of the season, Lance Stroll having for his part brought two to the team, penultimate in the constructors’ championship.
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And while the Italian edition of Motorsport mentioned a possible arrival of Mick Schumacher, in difficulty this season at Haas (0 point, a withdrawal, retirement), Mike Krack wanted to deny: “We clearly want to continue with Sebastian. We will see everything else at a later date. Mick is having a hard time. I don’t know the details of his team and environment enough to judge. » To date, four teams already have their drivers under contract for 2023: Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes and McLaren.