Alfa Romeo Racing: Azerbaijan GP – Qualifying – Both Drivers In Top Ten

Alfa Romeo RAcing Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Qualifying - Saturday

After red flags, various stoppages and following Friday’s Free Practice calamity the Alfa Romeo Racing team managed a good qualifying session ahead of Sundays race, with both drivers finishing inside the Top Ten.

Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG:
“Overall, the qualifying was a good one as we have both cars in the Top Ten for the first time. While Antonio showed a very strong performance, it’s a shame we didn’t show our potential during Q3 with Kimi. We struggled with the outlap in the traffic. Our pace has been promising so far and we are confident to have a good result in the race.”


Kimi Räikkönen #7:

Qualifying: 9th (1:42.059 / softs / 21 laps)
3rd practice: 10th (1:43.537 / softs / 21 laps)
“Quite disappointing as I couldn’t put a decent lap together in the last part of qualifying. For the last try I was to close to the Mercedes so my lap was more or less over before it had even started. My expectations for the race? I don’t have any, as anything can happen here.”


Antonio Giovinazzi #99:

Qualifying: 8th (1:42.140 / softs / 21 laps)
3rd practice: 12th (1:43.637 / softs / 20 laps)
“To be in Q3 for the first time makes me really happy. My pace was already very strong in yesterday’s FP2. We got the maximum out of our car today, and even if I’ve been given a 10-place penalty I hope to score some points here. It’s been a chaotic race for the last two years and we can’t predict how it will be tomorrow, so we will do our best to have a good race and fight our way forward.”


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