Aston Martin announce Mike Krack as new team principal

Krack replaces Otmar Szafnauer, who departed the team in January.

Aston Martin announce Mike Krack as new team principal

Formula One

  • Krack to report to Martin Whitmarsh and Lawrence Stroll
  • Former BMW employee has F1 experience with Sauber

Formula One's Aston Martin have appointed Mike Krack as their new team principal.

Krack, who replaces Otmar Szafnauer following his departure earlier this month, joins the British team from BMW.

Krack oversaw BMW’s Formula E, GT and IMSA programmes. He previously worked in Formula One with Sauber.

As part of his new role, Krack will be tasked with propelling Aston Martin to the front of the field following an underwhelming first campaign back on the Formula One grid.

He will report to Aston Martin Group chief executive Martin Whitmarsh and the team’s ambitious owner Lawrence Stroll.

"It is a thrill and an honour to have been appointed to the position of team principal of Aston Martin," said Krack.

"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."