F1 News

Aston Martin on criticism: 'We've been wrongly accused of copying'

Aston Martin on criticism: 'We've been wrongly accused of copying'

9 August - 09:27 Last update: 10:04


Mike Krack believes that Aston Martin has been wrongly accused of copying other Formula One cars. The team introduced a new car for the Spanish Grand Prix that looked suspiciously like the Red Bull Racing car, but Krack disagrees.

Aston Martin has received a lot of criticism for its upgrades this season. During the Spanish Grand Prix, the team introduced a B-spec of their car, but Aston Martin was accused of copying Red Bull's car. The FIA investigated but concluded that the team had not broken the rules.

Krack addresses the criticism his team has received. "Every team is bringing upgrades and we’re no different. People assume the upgrades haven’t worked because we haven’t climbed up the competitive order, but the upgrades have worked – just not enough for us to catch up," the team boss says on the Official website of Aston Martin.

'Aston Martin wrongly accused'

In Hungary, Aston Martin introduced a striking rear wing that seemed to go against the intention of the new regulations. Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll are still driving at the back of the field and often have to work hard to finish in the points. In the Constructors' Championship, Aston Martin is in ninth position, seven points behind rival AlphaTauri.

"We’ve been wrongly accused of copying this season, and the new rear wing we brought to the Hungarian Grand Prix underlined our ability to innovate and steal a march on the opposition by coming up with ideas our rivals haven’t," says Krack.

Video player

More videos