Aston Martin have announced that Mike Krack will be the new team principal, replacing Otmar Szafnauer.
Krack has a long career in motorsports, including Formula 1. He worked at Sauber and BMW-Sauber. Then, he joined Porsche. Recently, he led BMW’s global motorsport operation. He was responsible for the Formula E, GT, and IMSA programs.
Krack reacted to the announcement: “It is a thrill and an honor to have been appointed to the position of team principal of Aston Martin, and I am very grateful to Lawrence [Stroll] and Martin [Whitmarsh] for giving me such a fantastic opportunity.
“Aston Martin is one of the greatest automotive brands in the world, and to have been asked to play a leading role in delivering the on-track Formula One success that such an illustrious name so richly deserves is a challenge that I plan to embrace with energy and enthusiasm,” he added.
“Team Silverstone has always impressed me. It is full of talented people and real racers. That racer’s culture and values are what is required to succeed in motorsport – I know that and my new colleagues at Aston Martin know it, too. We will work incredibly hard. We want to win. Together, we will.”