It was a double points finish last weekend in Portugal for the Alpine F1 Team, a weekend which saw the team make huge strides forward as they battled with both McLaren and Ferrari.
This year’s Spanish Grand Prix represents Fernando Alonso’s first home Grand Prix since 2018 in Formula One, where Alpine hope to take the improvements made last weekend in Portugal, into this weekend’s action.
Alpine F1 Team Executive Director Marcin Budkowski is hoping the team can build on their momentum, at a circuit that is well known by everyone in the paddock.
“Barcelona is the usual benchmark circuit in Formula 1, its combination of low, medium and high-speed corners means it highlights pretty well a car’s strengths and weaknesses.” Said Budkowski. “We have small things coming through on the back of some successful testing in Portimão, where we improved a few specific areas of the car. There’s more to come and, in general, we’ll continue to bring performance improvements to the car for the next few races, before we switch entirely our focus to 2022.”
“On the back of a strong race in which we showed good pace and achieved a double points result, we want to build on this good momentum. Barcelona, historically, hasn’t been one of our strongest tracks, but neither was Portugal last year, so we will aim to confirm our progress by putting both cars in Q3 and scoring more points.”