Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN’s Kimi Raikkonen says the team are going in the right direction after identifying the issues that seen the Hinwil based outfit struggle in the opening races of the 2020 Formula One season.

The team head to Silverstone this weekend for the first of back to back races at the venue hoping to get get some points in the bank.

Speaking ahead of the British Grand Prix, Raikkonen said:

The first few races haven’t been ideal in terms of results but the important thing is that we are moving in the right direction. We have identified the areas where we need to improve and hopefully we will get to Silverstone with the solutions needed to give us some extra competitivity. We have seen we can fight against most midfield cars on Sunday and we are confident we can come home with points from either of these two races.”

Silverstone will host the British Grand Prix this weekend and the Emirates Formula One 70th Anniversary Grand Prix next weekend.

Speaking ahead of the race, Antonio Giovinazzi said:

“I am looking forward to this British double race. We have had some difficult races so far but the team spirit is high and we know we can get back strongly if we all work together. On Sunday we are very competitive, we have shown that in each of the races so far, and if we put together a good qualifying we can be fighting for the top ten from lap one, so this has to be our objective going forward. We have seen in Austria that racing twice in the same venue gives some unique opportunities and we will be aiming to make the most of these two races.”

Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Team Principal and CEO of Sauber Motorsport AG Frédéric Vasseur believes the team have the personnel and machinery in place to score points consistently for the rest of the 2020 season starting this weekend.

The next three races will be another crucial juncture of the season. We come from the first real break, after the opening triple header: it’s been the first chance for the teams to regroup, assess the situation and start addressing the rest of the year, so it will be important to show we have made use of the time since Hungary to make progress. We have a much more defined idea of where the strengths, and weaknesses, of our package are and we keep working together to make another step forward after what we have shown in the first few races. The midfield battle is still close and I have full confidence that our team has what it takes, both in terms of personnel and machinery, to score regularly.”

The British Grand Prix is live on both Sky Sports F1HD and Channel 4 this weekend.

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