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Aston Martin's start to the season was disastrous, with the Silverstone-based team struggling to put any points on the board in the opening rounds. 

That changed in Imola, when the AMR22 showed some competitiveness, before showing solid pace again in Miami. 

At the Spanish GP, Aston Martin brought a massively different AMR22, with the b-spec machine designed to have a similar concept and philosophy to that of Red Bull. 

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Since then, Sebastian Vettel has done well to finish in the points in Monaco and Baku, helping to push Aston Martin higher in the standings with a car that has taken steps forward. 

Mike Krack has revealed there is more to come, telling The Race about the team's plans for the upcoming British GP in Silverstone:

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"We bring steps all the time, but major ones are a bit differently [controlled]. For Silverstone, we will have another substantial update. 

But I think most of the teams will, so it's also a matter of how much and how effective it will be. But we're quite confident we made a good step. 

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And the next step will also be good. So the target has to be to really get in front of this midfield so you can start from the points [top ten].

I mean, you have to look at how tight the midfield is. You don't need a big step to make a lot of positions. 

This was a little bit different in the past. You had really your positions and there was a big difference between cars...

We have to get at the front of this group, and then it is easier to fight for points because we cannot end a year where we started it."

Krack certainly seems confident that Aston Martin will take some important steps forward, and given that a strong double-points finish can put them within touching distance of Alpha Tauri, the team will be looking to make further strides up the field