2019 FIA Formula One Rolex Magyar Nagydij – Qualifying – Saturday

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    • 2019 FIA Formula One Rolex Magyar Nagydij – Qualifying – Saturday



      Weather: FP3: cloudy but dry, 24.8-24.5°C air, 39-36.6°C track; QF: sunny, 23.1-24.3°C air, 40.5-38.5°C track
      Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG:
      "At the risk of sounding repetitive, today was another day in which very little separated the teams in the midfield. Kimi did a very good job to claim a place in the top ten, leaving behind most of our direct competitors. He has a good opportunity to score points tomorrow, but we will need to execute a perfect race for him to maximise his chances. Antonio wasn't too far off and starting in P14 would have given him a fair shot in the race. Unfortunately, a three-place penalty means he will have his work cut out: it's a long race, however, and we will try our best to get him back into contention. Due to the limited running yesterday, race pace is a big unknown but we fancy our chances for tomorrow.
      Kimi Räikkönen (car number 7):
      Alfa Romeo Racing C38 (Chassis 01/Ferrari)
      3rd practice: 8th / 1:17.216 (22 laps) / QF: 10th / 1:16.041 (20 laps)

      "A bit disappointed that it's just P10, on the other hand I did my fastest lap of the weekend when it mattered so I can't really complain. The car felt pretty good although we're lacking a bit of pace compared to the McLarens, which were our targets. Tomorrow is another story, after the lack of running on Friday there will be a few question marks about race pace but that's the same for everyone, isn't it?"


      Antonio Giovinazzi (car number 99):
      Alfa Romeo Racing C38 (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
      3rd practice: 15th / 1:17.929 (22 laps) / QF: 14th* / 1:16.804 (14 laps)

      "It was a tough qualifying session today. I went wide in turn 11 in Q1 and the car didn't feel right afterwards, so we will need to check if something happened. The midfield is very tight, details can make all the difference and today we fell a bit short. We are not where we'd like to be on the grid, especially with the grid penalty we received, but we have plenty of data to look into ahead of the race. It's hard to tell where we stand when it comes to race pace, but I hope we can be competitive tomorrow."

      *Antonio is expected to start in P17 due to a three-place grid penalty for impeding Lance Stroll.


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