Alfa Romeo Racing: Spanish GP Friday Practice Roundup

2019 FIA Formula One Emirates Gran Premio de España – Practice – Friday

On a circuit that has produced some wildly unexpected results in the past – not least, Michael Schumacher’s “fifth-gear only” drive to P2 in 1994 and Pastor Maldonado’s famous win in 2012, Friday free practice was a mixed day for the two Alfa Romeo Racing drivers…

Kimi Räikkönen #7:

1st practice: 18th / 1:20.591 (22 laps) / 2nd practice: 11th / 1:18.727 (30 laps)

“That was a difficult day for us, with lots of issues here and there. At the end of FP2 we understood the car a bit better, but we still have a lot of work to do for tomorrow’s qualifying.”

Antonio Giovinazzi #99:
Alfa Romeo Racing C38 (Chassis 03/Ferrari)

“It was very nice to finally have a Friday without issues and I hope it is a sign of things to come for the rest of the weekend. I was able to get some good mileage under my belt in both sessions, which was crucial. Barcelona is a track we know very well but it’s interesting to see how much the cars have progressed since testing and in these temperatures. As always, understanding the tyres was a big part of our programme today and I feel we have a good understanding of how they work. Hopefully we can progress a bit more tonight and we will be in the battle for Q3 tomorrow.”

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