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“There is still more that we want from ourselves” – Kimi Räikkönen

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Credit: Xavi Bonilla/ DPPI

The Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN team move onto this weekends French Grand Prix, on the back of scoring a point last time out in Azerbaijan.

The Circuit Paul Ricard has been a good venue for the team in the past, with the circuit beginning a string of points finishes for the team in 2019.

And veteran Kimi Räikkönen is hoping for more success this weekend after a good race to tenth place in Baku two weeks ago, although he is also very aware of how close the midfield battle will be in France.

“Scoring a point last time out was obviously positive but there is still more that we want from ourselves and the car,” said the Finn. “It’s not going to be much different when we get to France: the midfield is going to be very close and it’s going to be a matter of getting everything right from Friday to Sunday.

The gaps are so small and so is the difference between finishing in the top ten and just outside of it.”

“I can’t wait to be on track in France” – Antonio Giovinazzi

Antonio Giovinazzi is looking forward to the weekend as he believes the team have made some big improvements recently, something which will be very important ahead of the triple header.

The Italian finished just behind his team-mate two weeks ago in Azerbaijan having scored his first point of the year in the Monaco Grand Prix last month, and Giovinazzi has one eye on extending Alfa Romeo’s points-scoring run this weekend in France.

“I can’t wait to be on track in France. We know we have made some big improvements and all we need is a regular weekend to be able to display just what we can do: the track at Paul Ricard should allow us to have just one of those.

“It’s the first race of three in a row, which means we will go through an intense month of racing: scoring points will be a matter of being the sharpest of all in the midfield, not just the quickest. I am confident we can bring home a good result.”

Credit: Antonin Vincent / DPPI

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