Aston Martin team principal Mike Krack has claimed that he does not regret the risk of bringing new upgrades to a sprint weekend. Both Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll were forced to start the US Grand Prix from the pit lane.
“You need to be aware of the risk,” Krack told Motorsport.com. “And we lost the Friday due to preparation, we were not well enough prepared, we overheated the front corners, and we lost the session.
“When you have only one hour when we came here, we said we have to be 100% in this one session. If we have one glitch, you don’t have the data that you want to have.
“And we had a glitch, and we didn’t have the data. So I think it’s manageable if you have no issues, to bring upgrades into a sprint. And other teams are doing it. It’s doable, but the risk is higher.”