Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Formula One Team Principal and CEO of Sauber Motorsports AG Frédéric Vasseur says that the Swiss-based outfits main aim for this weekend’s United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas is to score points.
We approach the race in Austin with one objective in mind – getting back into the points. We scored in Russia and we went within two corners of doing the same in Turkey, which shows ever race between now and the end of the year is an opportunity to aim for the top ten on Sunday. We are really keen to do well here in the US, we know the allure of the Alfa Romeo brand here in the States and what it would mean for all the fans to have a strong race here.
Kimi Raikkonen says he is looking forward to this weekend’s race as the Oceman has good memories here having taken his last victory with Ferrari and speaking ahead of the race he said:
“I have some good memories of COTA: of course, it was the place where I scored my last win so it’s a nice thing to look back to, but once I get into the car that doesn’t matter. We know we have to do everything well if we want to come away with something from the race, and that starts on Friday. We had two races in which the conditions were changing and we had to react to them, now let’s see what the weekend in America has to offer and where we end up.”
Antonio Giovinazzi is looking forward to this weekend’s event saying:
I’m looking forward to the weekend in Austin. It’s always a nice place to visit, the people are super friendly and the city is great. I remember fondly the time we raced there in 2019, it was a great weekend and I hope this time it will be the same. It was frustrating to miss out on the points for such a small margin in Turkey, we had the pace to bring home a top ten finish but it wasn’t to be. We will need to give 100% this time out too and hopefully we’ll get one better than we did two weeks ago.”