Results in Formula 1 are always intertwined, as one team adds, the other rolls back, but Aston Martin assures that in Barcelona, Mercedes’ progress was less than they lost. Aston Martin boss Mike Krak promises to get things right.
Mike Krak: “Even if Alonso started second in Barcelona, it would be difficult for us to keep Mercedes behind us in the early stages of the race, in the first 15 laps. Sometimes we were five, six, seven tenths behind the lap.
These need to be addressed. We were disappointed with our pace compared to our opponents, especially in the first stint. It is necessary to understand why our deficit turned out to be so great at this stage of the race.
On Sunday the air and track temperatures gradually dropped, we thought this would help the softer rubber compounds, but some rivals just passed – and we need to understand the reason.
I don’t think it’s Mercedes’ progress, because we were not inferior to rivals on harder tyres. We were very competitive at the end of the race on Hard tyres, but by then we were way behind. However, nothing dramatic happened – we finished with two cars in the top ten and earned a lot of points.
It’s too early to talk about changes in the balance of power – we haven’t seen the big picture yet. At the beginning of the season we said that we need three races to assess the situation, and now everything is repeated. It may well be that others have taken a bigger step than we have, but our initial analysis does not yet confirm this.”
Source: F1 News
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