Alfa Romeo Racing: Canadian GP – ‘tough day for us’

2019 FIA Formula One Pirelli Grand Prix du Canada – Practice – Friday

A bad day at the office for the Alfa Romeo Racing team with it’s drivers down in P16 and P18 for Kimi and Antonio in FP2, not a good result but Friday is all about set up and how the car feels on the track so hopefully there is better to come over the weekend;

Kimi Räikkönen #7:
Alfa Romeo Racing C38 (Chassis 03/Ferrari)
1st practice: 6th / 1:13.945 (30 laps) / 2nd practice: 16th / 1:13.542 (41 laps)

“Q: Kimi, talk us through the day.
Kimi: A practice day.
Q: What was the grip out there?
Kimi: Not very good.
Q: The new power unit from Ferrari – what difference does it make?
Kimi: We’ll see.
Q: You had to do the job as Antonio had an issue…
Kimi: We started okay, it’s still not the best feeling with the car, but we tried a few different things for the second practice. We still have a lot of work to do and if we can go a few tenths quicker then we can move up some positions as it is very tight in the midfield.
Q: What about the tyres?
Kimi: Friday is Friday. Saturday is Saturday.

Antonio Giovinazzi #99:
Alfa Romeo Racing C38 (Chassis 04/Ferrari)
1st practice: 14th / 1:14.582 (17 laps) / 2nd practice: 18th / 1:14.870 (16 laps)

“It was a tough day for us, in which we haven’t completed a lot of laps. During FP1, I got a bit too much of the inside kerb on turn eight and that pushed me a bit too wide on turn nine. I lost the car on exit and there was the smallest touch with the wall, but enough to cause damage. FP2 was pretty much lost, as we only went out to check the car, so we lost a lot of track time today. We have a lot of work ahead of us tonight.”

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