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Bahrain GP Review - 1 Apr 19

2019 FIA Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

Weather: dry, 26-27°C air, 27-29°C track

Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG:

“It was a solid race for us, with both drivers putting up a good fight. Kimi stayed steady throughout and brought home some more points for our team. Antonio showed a strong performance, gaining 5 positions and finishing in P11, very close to the points. Our pace was good and the team worked well together. It has been a positive start to the season for us and we look forward to seeing what we will achieve at the next Grand Prix in China.”

Kimi Räikkönen  (car number 7):

Alfa Romeo Racing C38 (Chassis 02/Ferrari)

Result: 7th. Start on soft (C3) tyres, after 9 laps change to medium (C2) tyres and after 33 laps change to soft tyres (C3)

“It was a nice race, there were some good battles. In the middle of the race we had a bit of a tricky moment, with the wind and the tyres posing a challenge. By the second pitstop the car felt really good. Step by step, we will try to make everything more solid and will make more progress.”

Antonio Giovinazzi  (car number 99):

Alfa Romeo Racing C38 (Chassis 03/Ferrari)

Result: 11th. Start on soft (C3) tyres, after 16 laps change to medium (C2) tyres and after 40 laps change to soft (C3) tyres

“It was a good but challenging race. I could make some good advances and had a good pace at the end of the race. Unfortunately, I couldn’t challenge for 10th place because of the safety car. We were really close to the points and that is positive. Now I have to stay focused and keep working for the next race in Shanghai.”

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