November 10th, 2021

2021 Brazilian Grand Prix: Preview

Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal of Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN: “Finishing in the points in two of the last four races is a good outcome, but there is more we can achieve. We were in the realistic conditions to bring home points in all these races and in Mexico we could have had two cars in the points, and these are the opportunities we have to take between now and the end of the season. As always, we are working hard, all together as a team, to have some good results as we bring the year to a close: the performance in the last few outings has been promising and I think we can be in the middle of the fight once more in Brazil. The team is undergoing a massive effort as it reaches halfway through this triple-header: bodies and minds are tired but we need to pull together and fight on. We will need to be sharp and deliver a flawless weekend, but I am confident we can do so.”

Kimi Räikkönen (Car #7): “I was pleased with our performance in Mexico and I hope we can be on a similar level in Interlagos. Last week’s race was not that eventful for me, but we got points so I am happy with the outcome: in the end, the result was good so I don’t care if I was on my own for most of the afternoon. Interlagos is a place that holds some very good memories for me: it’s where I won the world championship in 2007 so to race here one last time is going to be nice. Of course, once I am in the car I don’t think about these things, but it’s nice to be back here after missing out when the race was cancelled last year.”

Antonio Giovinazzi (Car #99): “Some races are good, some are bad but I try to look at the positives: we showed good pace as a team in Mexico and I am confident it will be the same here. We have been fighting for the top ten in every race lately and I am determined to bring home the points this weekend. Brazil is where I had my best ever result, in 2019, and it’d be nice to add another good race to this record: what I can guarantee is that I will keep giving everything I have in every race, every lap, every corner.”