2023 Miami Grand Prix - Preview
Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake heads to Florida for the final leg of this first back-to-back of the season, the Miami Grand Prix. The team will aim to make an immediate improvement after a scoreless outing in Azerbaijan and will focus on delivering maximum performance as Formula One returns Stateside.
Alessandro Alunni Bravi, Team Representative: “We head to Miami for the second and final leg of this double header, putting a difficult weekend in Azerbaijan behind us. There is no denying we are not where we expected to be at the start of the season, and right now, performance-wise, fighting for the top ten is tough. Nevertheless, we must remain calm and not lose our focus on what we need to do: the season is still long, and we have the opportunity to turn the tide. We saw in Baku how the field is still very much competitive, and small margins can make a real difference. We are working hard on improvements, both back at base in Switzerland and at the track, and we are committed to achieve this together as a team.”
Valtteri Bottas (Car 77): “Baku was definitely not our weekend, but we have taken some lessons from it and we have moved on to a new race week. I am glad to be back in Miami, I have good memories from last year’s inaugural race and the welcome we received here in Florida. We need to make a rapid improvement in terms of performance, maximising the different track we’ll have this week. We are as motivated as ever: it may seem tough right now, but there are still many races ahead, and we are all keen on doing the very best. I am looking forward to being back behind the wheel this weekend, feeling confident and ready for a new challenge.”
Zhou Guanyu (Car 24): “It’s a new race week, and we will have new opportunities after what hasn’t been the best event for us in Baku. I have unfinished business from last year’s race in Miami, therefore I am even more motivated to bring home a good result for the team. We expected more from these first few races, that is for sure, but we are determined to keep pushing and give everything to get back to where we need to be. We have seen how tight the gaps are this year, and how tenths and hundredths can make the difference. We have it in us: we saw results coming in when we performed well. Everyone in the team is working hard, and I am confident we will soon make the step forward we are aiming for.”