Frédéric Vasseur states the outcomes will undoubtedly come quickly for Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN after losing out on factors in the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday night.
Kimi Räikkönen ran inside the leading 10 for much of the night under the flood lamps at the Bahrain International Circuit however might just end up eleventh, while a slow-moving very first rest stop for Antonio Giovinazzi dropped him behind his team-mate after running in advance of him in the very early laps.
Vasseur, the Team Principal of Alfa Romeo, was pleased to see the group combating with groups anticipated to be in the fight for factors in Bahrain, which provides him self-confidence that 2021 will certainly be a a lot more effective period contrasted to 2020, a year that saw the group rating just 8 factors throughout seventeen races.
“Tonight gave us a strong indication of the progress we have made in the last twelve months,” stated Vasseur. “We competed with authority, leaving the Alpines as well as an Aston Martin behind us as well as completing on the tail of the various other Aston.
“Even though we leave Bahrain without factors, we do so having actually redeemed our area in the middle of the midfield – as well as outcomes will undoubtedly come quickly. We showed to be the able to combat around the leading 10 as well as we can look with positive outlook to the remainder of the period.
“It was an eventful race, even though the low attrition rate – just two retirements – meant we had our work cut out when aiming for a place in the points. We take a lot of positives, however, knowing we can go to the next race in Imola, in two weeks, ready to battle again for a place in the top ten.”