Alfa Romeo: We are not getting carried away

Alfa Romeo report from day one of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, Round 6 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, on the streets of Monte-Carlo.

Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal: “It’s good to start in Monaco with two clean session, as track time is essential to build confidence around this track. We are satisfied with the work we did today but we are not getting carried away. Finding some extra performance is crucial if we want to target two places in Q3, which is our objective.”

Kimi Räikkönen

  • 1st practice: 9th / 1:13.363 (39 laps)
  • 2nd practice: 9th / 1:12.342 (51 laps)

“I am not unhappy with the first two practice sessions. It was better than expected, but we still have a lot of work to do to get the best out of the car.”

Antonio Giovinazzi

  • 1st practice: 12th / 1:13.437 (39 laps)
  • 2nd practice: 8th / 1:12.239 (51 laps)

“I am happy about today’s work. The first time in an F1 car around Monaco can be a bit daunting, but I got into a rhythm quickly and was able to enjoy the sessions. There isn’t a lot between all the teams so we will need to make some more improvement tonight to stay in the top 10.”

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