Kimi Räikkönen confirmed the faces of his weekends in 2021, this Saturday at Silverstone. The Finn started 17th at the start of the Sprint Qualification and managed to climb to 13th in 17 laps, which will give him a better position at the start tomorrow for the race.
“We are better off than yesterday, so I am satisfied” said the Alfa Romeo driver. “I’ll be in my best position on the starting grid of the year and I have to be happy about that. We started with the softs, but I don’t know how much of a gap there really is between the two tires.”
“In the end, it was important to get a good start and to stay out of the trouble, and we managed to do that and gain some places. The race will be long tomorrow, we will try to keep improving and bring back some points. at home.”
Antonio Giovinazzi, on the other hand, had qualified better than his team-mate but suffered in the race, as has been the case since the start of the year. He will therefore be 15th at the start tomorrow, and the situation promises to be more difficult for him.
“It was a pretty intense race, I attacked from the first lap until the checkered flag, but in the end there wasn’t a lot of action after the start” Giovinazzi notes. “Unfortunately my start was not great and I lost a few places.”
“Then we had a decent pace but very similar to the ones ahead, which made overtaking impossible. In the end, we only lost one place, so we’re still in a good position for tomorrow. we can get a better start and, with the strategy and a longer race, gain some places. “
Video – The 2021 British GP starting grid
* taking into account the penalty of 3 places imposed on George Russell