With Kimi Raikkonen’s car qualifying thirteenth on the starting grid, ahead of Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari, the Alfa Romeo team had their best qualifying session of the year this Saturday at Mugello.
Finland’s Kimi Raikkonnen was just three tenths behind the top ten this Saturday at Mugello, which proves the team principal Frederic Vasseur of the past few weeks with the C39.
“Getting a car into Q2 for the second race in a row, just 0.3 seconds from a top 10 spot, is a good result and we can be happy with the step forward we've taken. " explains Fred Vasseur.
“We had our best qualifying of the year: we have made a big improvement in the last few months and the gap to our rivals has narrowed considerably, although we know we have to keep working hard to keep moving forward. "
“It was a shame losing Antonio in Q1: he was less than 0.2 seconds from a place in the top 15, but with such a tight field it was enough to send him off. "
“Tomorrow's race will be interesting: strategy will surely play a big role and we must be ready to react quickly to all circumstances: a place in the points is possible if we play our cards well. "
Starting grid of the GP of Tuscany
|1 Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes|
|2 Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes|
|3 Max Verstappen||Red Bull|
|4 Alex Albon||Red Bull|
|5 Charles Leclerc||Ferrari|
|6 Lance Stroll||Racing Point|
|7 Sergio Perez (+ 1P)||Racing Point|
|8 Daniel Ricciardo||Renault|
|9 Carlos Sainz||Mclaren|
|10 Esteban Ocon||Renault|
|11 Lando Norris||Mclaren|
|12 Daniil Kvyat||AlphaTauri|
|13 Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa romeo|
|14 Sebastian Vettel||Ferrari|
|15 Romain Grosjean||Haas|
|16 Pierre Gasly||AlphaTauri|
|17 Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa romeo|
|18 George Russell||Williams|
|19 Nicholas Latifi||Williams|
|20 Kevin Magnussen||Haas|