Aston Martin might be pleased to walk away from the British GP with points, but a P9 finish when considering the number of retirements from faster cars is far below the team's expectations.
There was immense excitement around the Silverstone-based team after the Aston Martin takeover, as many hoped that investment would catapult a solid midfield team to the front of the grid.
Unfortunately, the team has only gone backwards since Lawrence Stroll's involvement, and Silverstone represented another Grand Prix where the team's upgrades fell below expectations.
Despite this, team principal Mike Krack is confident that Austria will be more suited to the AMR22, as he explained in Aston Martin's British GP race report:
"If you had told me after qualifying yesterday that we would score two points today, we would have been pleased to hear it.
However, we did not manage Sebastian's and Lance's races perfectly, and we need to analyse that in detail.
Next up is Austria, a circuit whose characteristics should suit our car better than Silverstone and where we have to do a better job overall."
Sebastian Vettel has made no secret that he is contemplating his future with the team, emphasising the importance of seeing progress in the final rounds before the summer break.
Mike Krack, by his admission, understands the importance of convincing the 4-time world champion that Aston Martin's project is one worth believing in, so it will be essential to be competitive in the upcoming rounds.