The second half of the season completely escapes Alfa Romeo. The Italian-Swiss team moved backward and again in Mexico City alternated between bad luck and lack of pure performance.
Winner last year in Austin, with Ferrari, Kimi Raikkonen can smile again this year in the United States?
"I have fond memories of Austin, especially last year's race. But it will not really matter when I get in the car this weekend. Every race is different and we have to concentrate to do our job well if we want to bring points back. "
Antonio Giovinazzi also wants to remain combative and has already forgotten the previous weekend.
"This is an opportunity to improve on last week and to have a competitive race. We know that to beat us in the middle of the grid, today we have to have a perfect weekend; we could not get there in Mexico. But it's a new race and we're going to push as hard as we can. "
"The Mexico race did not go as planned" finally recognizes the team manager, Frédéric Vasseur.
"But we must not forget the positives. We have taken a few steps forward compared to previous races, and we must continue to build on these progress to be a little more competitive, this weekend. Our goals remain the same, fighting for a place in the top 10. We know what we need to do to get there. "