Alfa Romeo Racing’s Kimi Raikkonen said that his result in today’s Hungarian Grand Prix was quite good as he came from tenth place on the grid to finish the event in seventh place having held off a late charge from Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Valtteri Bottas.
Speaking following the race he said:
Well, that was quite good. The car behaved great, I did a good job in the first lap and stayed out of trouble. I’m also happy for all the people in the team, as they work incredibly hard and deserve some time off.
Antonio Giovinazzi started the race from 17th place but was unable to make any progress during the event and came home in 19th place and speaking following the race he said:
I had contact on the opening lap, when I was squeezed between two cars at turn one, and I had an issue with my first set of tyres that meant I had to cut my first stint much shorter than we were planning. It’s been a rollercoaster but I’ll keep working hard to improve.
Alfa Romeo Team Principal Frederic Vasseur commented on the race saying:
Kimi did really well to drive a clean race and resist pressure from Bottas. As for Antonio, starting in P17 meant he was always going to struggle on this track, and an issue with his first set of tyres meant he didn’t get the chance to make any progress