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Alfa Romeo Racing: French GP – Friday Free Practice

2019 FIA Formula One Pirelli Grand Prix de France – Practice – Friday
Weather: FP1: sunny, 25-24°C air, 42-48°C track; FP2: sunny, 26-25°C air, 56-52°C track

It was a positive Friday without issues or interruptions, allowing the to tick all boxes in their practice programme. The morning session was devoted to updates, the afternoon saw a remarkable upswing in results, with the Alfa Romeo Racing cars straddling the edge of the top ten and the drivers expressing cautious optimism about the rest of the weekend.

Kimi Räikkönen #7:

1st practice: 16th / 1:35.522 (22 laps) / 2nd practice: 9th / 1:32.677 (34 laps)
“It’s easy to see what the lap times tell, but as usual you cannot read too much into Fridays. In general, I think it was a positive day. We have to keep working to get more out of the car and we’ll see where we end up in qualifying tomorrow.”

Antonio Giovinazzi #99:

1st practice: 17th / 1:36.102 (22 laps) / 2nd practice: 11th / 1:32.973 (34 laps)
“We can be pleased with our first day on track and with finishing close to the top 10. The midfield is still really tight, so we will need to work a lot tonight and find the last bits of performance, but it was a positive start. Tomorrow is another day so we need to focus, work hard and try to have the best car possible for qualifying. Q3 remains our target.”

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