Vasseur: Alfa now in ‘different world’ compared to 2021

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Vasseur: Alfa now in ‘different world’ compared to 2021

After their 2021 struggles, Frederic Vasseur is inspired to see Alfa Romeo compete in a “totally different world” within the higher midfield this yr.

Valtteri Bottas has made it by into Q3 in each races this season, and each Alfa Romeo vehicles have been worthy of points-paying positions to this point in 2022.

Zhou Guanyu took his first Formulation 1 level in Bahrain, and was annoyed to solely end P11 in Jeddah after an anti-stall subject was compounded by each five-second and drive-through penalties within the race.

On condition that Alfa Romeo completed second-last within the Constructors’ standings final yr, solely forward of Haas, their group principal was glad to be disenchanted to return away from Jeddah empty-handed, after Bottas additionally needed to retire.

“We had been lower than a tenth off P5 in quali [in Saudi Arabia],” Vasseur instructed

“It’s fairly encouraging for the group, as a result of after Bahrain on a special monitor we confirmed that the tempo is there, and that we will be there on each single monitor, and that is good for us.

“However then it’s a disgrace to not rating huge factors on this scenario.

“I believe that for positive we’re a bit disenchanted as a result of we’re leaving with zero, however alternatively one yr in the past, we had been nowhere, we had been out in Q1. However now it’s a special world.”

Bottas has additionally been pleased together with his transfer to this point, taking coronary heart from his new group’s automotive efficiency and going as far as to say that he couldn’t have dreamt of a greater begin with the Hinwil group, having completed P6 in Bahrain and received off the mark right away in Alfa Romeo colors.

In the event that they keep it up with their price of progress, the Finn can foresee a fruitful season forward.


“I believe this was type of the perfect case state of affairs for our first season collectively that I may ever think about with the data I had,” Bottas stated.

“So yeah, undoubtedly I’m actually pleased with the choice I made, and I’m pleased total as effectively, so yeah, having fun with it.

“If we will preserve bettering the automotive there’s little doubt we must be nonetheless in a position in future to at all times battle for Q3 and high 10 locations, so that’s good to see.”




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