Formula 1

F1 tech podcast: Aston DRS dramas + Mike Krack interview

by Jack Cozens
1 min read

There’s a double-header of sorts on this week’s episode of The Race F1 Tech Show – but with a distinctly Aston Martin flavour.

Host Edd Straw and former F1 technical director Gary Anderson look back on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku, and in particular why Aston Martin suffered with DRS issues. Gary explains what happened to the team and why such a problem is so difficult to solve.

He also gives his opinion on Alpine’s struggles with bouncing and whether the lack of practice running that was dictated by the new weekend format contributed to both this issue and Aston Martin’s.

Edd then introduces our feature interview with Aston Martin team principal Mike Krack, who many may know comes from an engineering background, unlike so many of his peers.

He discusses why his ‘unusual’ career journey helps him in his current role, before discussing in detail Aston Martin’s meticulous plans for growth, including why both new hires and the team’s upcoming move into a new factory have to be managed so carefully.

And finally, Gary tackles another couple of questions from listeners, including one on fuel-efficient driving styles and another on F1’s attempts to become more environmentally friendly.

If you’d like to have your tech question answered on the show, send an email or voicenote to podcasts@the-race.com.

The Race F1 Tech Show, brought to you by Aramco.

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