There was better for Kimi Räikkönen in the race, in Austin; but the Finn just finished out of the points (after the penalty imposed on Daniil Kvyat). He particularly distinguished himself with a very good first relay in soft.
"There are a lot of positives out of this race, even if finishing 11th is boring, after such a competitive Grand Prix. I really got off to a good start, we looked much better and at least we were in the fight from start to finish. We will be able to rely on this race for the next races. "
Antonio Giovinazzi, who was leaving in front of his team-mate, sank him in the race, never finding the rhythm.
"At the team level, we seemed stronger this weekend, so we can be optimistic for the future, even though we have not scored today. We chose a different strategy than Kimi, and in the end, it worked better for him. I started in psychics, but I lacked grip. It was a little better once passed to tender. But it was too late to make a difference. We must continue to push, we are progressing and I hope that it will be even better in Brazil. "
Frédéric Vasseur also smiles despite this new zero point for the team.
"We finished out of the top 10, but we can at least get a lot of positives. We seemed much more competitive than in previous events and we were in the fight for points during most of the Grand Prix. We know that a lot of work still awaits us before the last two races, but we know that we are moving in the right direction. "