Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN’s Kimi Raikkonen says he hopes the team can make a step forward overnight going into Saturday’s qualifying for the Sakhir Grand Prix on the outer Bahrain International Circuit. The Iceman ended the day on Friday in 12th place and speaking following the action he said:

“I didn’t have any particular expectations about this track before the weekend, but the important thing was to have two clean sessions and do our job with the car. The track itself is relatively simple, it has just two big corners although it is quite bumpy. Our approach to the weekend didn’t change, we will prepare for tomorrow’s qualifying in the usual way: hopefully we can make another step forward tonight and be competitive in the afternoon.”

Antonio Giozinazzi ended the day in 13th place and speaking following the action he commented saying:

I am pretty happy with the pace we showed today, especially in the longer runs. Tomorrow should be an interesting challenge, finding space will be important but we know everyone will also be looking for a tow. We will need to be smart and play our cards right. We know we are fighting to be in Q2 and we are confident we have a chance to be there, so let’s see what we can get tomorrow.

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