September 12th, 2023

2023 Singapore Grand Prix - Preview

Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake returns to action with the first of the flyaway races, the Singapore Grand Prix. Following a points-scoring performance last time out in Monza, the team will aim to continue its run of form under the lights of the Marina Bay circuit.

Alessandro Alunni Bravi, Team Representative: “The European season is behind us, and it is now time to head overseas for the final eight races of the season. We head to Singapore with great motivation: returning to the top ten in Monza gave us a great confidence boost, having executed a flawless race that turned the tide from a challenging start to the weekend. This is how we should approach every race: if we are at the top of our performance, we’ll be able to maximise every opportunity. We are bringing a new, important package to Singapore, which asked a lot of effort from our home team over the past months: hopefully it’ll help us in the chase for more points finishes. It’ll be crucial, on a track like Singapore with its peculiar layout and climate conditions, to get the feeling right from the start, and improve our performances throughout the sessions.”

Valtteri Bottas (Car 77): “It was good to get back into the points in Monza: we all needed that, after a few difficult races, and being at our home Grand Prix with the support of our colleagues on the grandstands made it even more special. A point, however, is not enough, and I am hungry for more: we still have eight races to go before the end of the season, and we will push until the very end to achieve our targets. Singapore is a unique track, and both the weather conditions and it being a street track make it even more challenging. We are set to bring a new package this weekend, which should help us make an extra step forward, and I am looking forward to testing it on track. The team back at the factory is working really hard to improve our car and we just need to keep pushing for any opportunity to score.”

Zhou Guanyu (Car 24): “Singapore is the closest to a home race for me this season and that makes it a special race. Last year, the support from fans on the grandstands was amazing: I will also be joined by family and friends trackside, but the focus is firmly on doing well on track. It was good for the team to be back in the top ten in Monza: this is proof we still have it on us to do well, and that we can keep pushing for our stated objectives. I have some unfinished business in Singapore after last year’s race in which I was taken out: it would be great to do well here and bring more points to the team. We have new parts coming this weekend, and they’ll hopefully allow us to make that extra step to challenge our competitors: with eight races left, including three Sprint events, we still have many chances to add more points to our tally and move up in the standings.”