Vettel – who drove for the group in 2021 and 2022 – ended his F1 profession on the finish of final yr, paving the way in which for the arrival of Fernando Alonso.
It was inappropriate for the German given Aston Martin’s outstanding progress over the winter.
Aston Martin has scored back-to-back podiums within the first two rounds of F1 2023.
Talking on the F1 Nation Podcast, Krack stated, “We have now been in contact. We have been in contact over New Years, in fact. But in addition Sebastian was like Sebastian congratulating us, very gentlemanly, after our first podium in Bahrain,” commented Krack.
“I at all times informed him that it was additionally your benefit, as a result of he actually took us a step ahead in comparison with the earlier two years. He raised us in lots of areas, the place we realized loads and improved loads.
“He actually (performed) his half the place we at the moment are. However he is snug with it; he did not have any form of remorse (mindset) or something, as a result of he was very conscious of his choice when he made it.
“I believe the respect between him and the group, or the respect between him and me, (was) actually proven by that nice second of congratulating us. It was actually, actually appreciated and I additionally handed that on to the entire group.
With Lance Stroll combating this pre-season health following a biking accident, Krack admitted they have been “tempted” to ask Vettel for a shock return.
” Tent ? Sure, 100%,” he added. “However we did not, as a result of we’ve got such nice respect for Sebastian and his choice that he made again then.
“I believe it would not even have been proper to ask. We needed to respect the way in which he was and we did not need to put him in a troublesome place.