With the beginning of the European season upon us, Alfa Romeo will likely be bringing a brand new flooring to the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
And that, Fred Vasseur says, is simply the beginning of what’s going to be a spate of updates.
With all-new automobiles in play this season, Alfa Romeo have shot up the pecking order, going from second final in 2021 to P6 within the opening three races of this season.
Already the staff has scored 13 factors with the C42, matching final 12 months’s tally, however now the event race as it’s recognized begins.
Racing on the Imola circuit this weekend, Vasseur has revealed that Alfa Romeo will deliver their first massive replace for his or her C42 within the type of a brand new flooring.
However whereas different groups comparable to Ferrari have opted towards introducing their new flooring this weekend on condition that it’s a dash race weekend, Alfa Romeo have determined that all through this season they’ll deliver their updates as they’re prepared.
“I do know that now the event is ranging from Imola and Barcelona, and so we’ve to be there on the proper second,” Vasseur advised Motorsport.com.
“We have now some updates within the pipe, as all people does, however they need to work, they usually need to work as deliberate.
“We can have a brand new half on the ground for Imola – it’s going to solely be the ground this week. Thus far it seems okay.
“If you happen to wait like this, after Imola it’s Miami, which is kind of tough. Then you may have Barcelona, which is okay, however then it’s Monaco, it’s Baku, it’s Montreal.
“You may have maybe two totally different approaches between the groups. Is it simpler to deliver an enormous bundle every 4 occasions, or to attempt to introduce one part each single occasion?
“We did like this three years in the past, as a result of two years in the past, and final 12 months, we didn’t develop the automotive.
“And I believe it was very profitable for us, and we can have the identical method. We’ll attempt to deliver updates, not each single race, however nearly.
“And we’ll have the primary one in Imola, one other one in Barcelona, and we’ll attempt to proceed to push and to develop so long as we are able to.”
He does, nevertheless, agree with Ferrari that bringing an enormous replace to a dash race weekend is maybe not very best however he reckons it’s the proper method for Alfa Romeo.
“For positive it’s not simple when it’s initially of the season, and we’re nonetheless into the method of introducing updates and so forth. However I believe it’s the identical for everyone.
“It’s within the arms of the staff to determine in the event that they need to have an replace or not. It’s as much as the drivers to be able to do job in free observe. We all know the rule at present, and for me it’s not a drama. You may have tons of championships everywhere in the world with one hour of free observe, and even much less.
“However on the finish of the day, it’s at all times the most effective driver who’s successful the championship.”