July 15th, 2020

2020 Hungarian Grand Prix: Preview

Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG:
“Starting the season with a triple header is a challenge, but also an opportunity. It’s a chance for us to put into practice all we learnt in the first two races and continue to improve our car, having immediate answers to our questions. We have made steps forward between the first and the second race in Austria and that is the path on which we aim to continue in Budapest. Of course, the track is a completely different kind compared to the Red Bull Ring, so we will need to adapt. We have scored points in one race and finished just outside the top ten in the other: we know that if we do our job right, we can come home with a positive result.”

Kimi Räikkönen (car number 7):
“Hungary as a track is the opposite of what we experienced in Austria. The track is narrow and slow, so setting up the car will be a completely different challenge compared to the last two weeks. Overtaking here is difficult, so optimising our performance in qualifying will be crucial if we want to make the most of our race pace. The battle in the midfield is quite close, so starting ahead of your rivals is a big advantage we need to take. We had a good race here last summer and hopefully we can come home with another strong result.”

 

Antonio Giovinazzi (car number 99):
“It’s race number three of the season and I can’t wait to be in the car again. We have learnt a lot in the last two races and I feel our performance has increased from the first race to last weekend’s, so it is time to turn this progress into points. The track in Budapest should suit us a bit better than Austria, so we can be confident to be in the mix from the start of the weekend to the end.”