2020 Gran Premio De España: Preview
After a disappointing race last time out at Silverstone for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, the Alfa Romeo Racing team will be hoping for an improvement this coming weekend in Barcelona.
Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG: “The Circuit in Barcelona is definitely a known quantity and possibly the place we know best because of all the testing we’ve done there over the years. However, this year the conditions will be completely different from what we would be expecting in early May: Spain in August can be extremely hot and we will need to take the weather into account from the moment we set foot on track. It has been only a week since the second race in Silverstone and we cannot expect miracles in such a short time, but we will keep working hard to extract the most from our car and make progress in the midfield battle.”
Kimi Räikkönen (car number 7):
“The last few races have shown we need to still find some performance, especially in qualifying, to be as competitive as we need to be. Barcelona is another chance to make a step forward although we have to be realistic: we may know the track well because of all the testing, but so does everyone else so I am not expecting massive surprises.”
Antonio Giovinazzi (car number 99):
“Another weekend means another chance to improve our package. I believe our Saturday issues have masked some of the pace we have during the race, so we need to keep working on it to be in the fight for points right from the start of the race. We are at the end of the second triple header and it’s important to keep focused and make the most of every little opportunity we may get.”