Alfa Romeo Racing: Canadian GP ‘Not an easy weekend, not an easy race’

2019 FIA Formula One Pirelli Grand Prix du Canada – Race – Sunday

The Alfa Romeo Racing team endured another frustrating rac weekend, leaving Canada with no points but with their spirits unbroken. It’s fair to say they fought, they gave everything they had, but in the end they weren’t able to make progress in the race. The team has pledged to keep working hard to overturn this phase, get back where they belong and fight their battle in the championship. France is in two weeks…

Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG:
“After being very close to getting into Q3 yesterday, we were convinced we could have a good race performance. However, an unscheduled stop for Kimi due to a visor strip – not his own, this time – in his brake duct and Antonio suffering contact in lap one prevented us from competing against the rest of the midfield. We are working hard to understand the performance of the tyres and we’ll make the most of the developments we have lined up for the next few races. I am confident we can recover the speed we showed earlier in the season and get back in the fight for points.”

Kimi Räikkönen #7:

Result: 15th
Fastest lap: 1:15.442

Tyres: New Medium (6 laps) – New Hard (52 laps) – New Soft (11 laps)

“Not an easy weekend, not an easy race, as we didn’t have the speed to fight for position. Some laps it felt better, then there were laps where we struggled to find grip. We have work to do and we also will get new parts and this should help us to get back into the fight for points.”

Antonio Giovinazzi #99:

Result: 13th  
Fastest lap: 1:16.365
Tyres: New Hard (33 laps) – New Medium (36 laps)

“Finishing in P13 is quite a disappointment, especially since we thought we had the speed to make up some places in the race. The pace wasn’t really there, easy as that. We need to find a solution because we appear to lose our competitiveness on Sunday and that is really hurting us.”

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