Alfa Romeo F1 had a hectic weekend at Silverstone, and its director, Frederic Vasseur, expects more calm in Austria. The Frenchman hopes that his team will be able to sign such exciting performances, while knowing in the end the expected results.
“This weekend in Austria is an opportunity to recover from Silverstone and immediately return to the level we have shown so far this year.” Vasseur said.
“We can take advantage of the positive aspects of last week, including our pace, which allowed us to fight well on points, and the performances we showed over the weekend.”
“I’m convinced we can take it a step further and fight at the head of the midfield. The Sprint also gives us an extra chance to take points at home.”
“As always, we will have to be sharp and we will have to run each session to the best of our abilities. But we know the spirit of this team is at its best and we are ready for the challenge that awaits us.”
Bottas has ‘great memories’ of Austria
Valtteri Bottas was often formidable in recent years in Austria when driving for Mercedes F1. The Finn hopes to shine in the Red Bull Ring, a track he loves, to recover after his retirement from Silverstone due to a mechanical failure.
“I have very fond memories of Spielberg, the place where I got my first Formula 1 podium in 2014 and a race I won twice. I still enjoy my time in Austria, as I also like to drive this circuit. The scenery here, with the mountains surrounding the circuit, is beautiful. “ Note Boots
“The fans are also incredibly passionate, and I always feel their support when I drive here. Last weekend at Silverstone was tough for us as we had the pace to get a lot of points. Regroup and go back to the our place.
“We looked at what went wrong last Sunday, and we’re sure we’ll be able to fight for points and make up for what we lost last weekend. We know it’s going to be a small detail, as always, but we’re sure.”
Zhou “already wanted” to get behind the wheel at Silverstone
Guanyu Zhou, meanwhile, feels ready to return to service after his terrible accident at Silverstone. The Chinese rider is doing well, mentally and physically, and hopes to recover from this fall from the first lap on a Sprint weekend.
“When I left Silverstone last Sunday I was already looking forward to getting back in the car. It was a big accident, and once again I am grateful for the safety improvements of the last few years that have helped me. Out without injuries.” said Zhou.
“But that’s in the past and I’m just focusing on the weekend in Austria. Our performance in Britain was promising, the car felt good. I’m really looking forward to picking up where we left off after the last weekend and give a good picture of ourselves “.
“We have this weekend’s Sprint, my second after Imola, and I’m really looking forward to it, it’s a good opportunity to put ourselves in a good position for Sunday.”