Gerhard Berger believes that Aston Martin will not be able reach success with Mike Krack as the team principal.
Krack joined Aston Martin ahead of the 2022 season after Otmar Szafnauer left the team. Before that, Krack was managing BMW’s motorsport programs in various championships, including DTM. Berger, who is the DTM boss, revealed that he was “not impressed” with how Krack worked as BMW were underperforming. Later on, he explained his comments.
“Let’s see what can be done, but when I watched what was done in DTM, I just don’t see the way forward for Aston Martin with him,” he said.
“In all the years I’ve been there now, [BMW has] never been really consistently competitive.
“You could see always, they’d be on the starting grid in a good position one day and they didn’t know why they are there today. And the next day they been in the end of the grid and they didn’t know why they [at] the end of the grid.
“When you watch it and you see this over a longer period, you question the people behind it, and he was leading it, the project.
“And this is DTM! DTM is great. But the F1 is a different league. Here, you need to be the best of the best in the world. I don’t see this.
“Sorry, I was a bit direct, but it’s just somebody asked me. That’s my opinion.”