The Alfa Romeo Racing F1 Team say that they will continue to do everything they can to remain in sixth place in the Constructors Championship until the last corner of the last lap of the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi next month starting this weekend with the Mexican Grand Prix.
Looking ahead to this weekend’s race Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal:
“We undoubtedly expected more from last weekend: the race pace was promising, and it seemed like points were within reach for us, but eventually things didn’t go our way. Heading back on track right away, we have the opportunity to turn the tide and continue working on our performances, which have been improving with the upgrades we brought in Japan and Austin. Mexico will be, as usual, a challenging race due to the altitude and the peculiarities of the track, so we must be at our very best to avoid making mistakes. We know our cars have the potential to get into Q3, and that should be our aim ahead of the weekend, to put ourselves in a favourable position to get in the fight for points and secure our place in the championship.”
Valtteri Bottas is looking forward to the race this weekend saying:
“I am looking forward to being back in Mexico this week: it is one of the most energetic races on the calendar, the fans’ enthusiasm is incredible, they’re so passionate about Formula One. I’ve stood on the podium here three times in the past, and it’s always an unbelievable experience. Looking back to Austin, it was pretty disappointing to finish the race that way, as our pace looked promising, and we may have had solid chances for a points finish. Nevertheless, a new race week offers new opportunities, and it’s up to us to make the best out of them, do our job on track, and get into the top ten at the chequered flag.”
Zhou Guanyu commented saying:
“I’ve always wanted to race here in Mexico, and I can’t wait to finally be on track, yet another one for me to properly get to know. The atmosphere and the fans’ passion for the sport seem great, and I’m looking forward to experiencing that this week. I was a bit gutted to come back from the race in Austin with no points in the bag, as the pace was there throughout the weekend, and we could’ve built something on that. It will be important to adapt quickly to the track and to its peculiar conditions, to be at the top of our game from the start of the weekend and carry on the momentum into the race. We got proof in Texas that our cars can make it into Q3, so if we do our homework well, we can achieve that and get in the mix for points on Sunday.”