At Monza 'new chances' for Bottas and Zhou after mediocre race Zandvoort

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At Monza 'new chances' for Bottas and Zhou after mediocre race Zandvoort
30 August at 13:50
Last update 30 August at 15:03
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Alfa Romeo is having a rather colourless season within Formula 1. Drivers Valtteri Bottas and Guanyu Zhou have combined for nine points in 13 races so far. Bottas, Zhou and team boss Alessandro Alunni Bravi all three look ahead to the upcoming weekend in Italy.

"Undoubtedly, we endured a difficult weekend in Zandvoort, but we keep working hard to get back in competitive form, starting from this weekend already. As always, the Italian Grand Prix is an important date in our calendars. It is both the race closest to our base in Hinwil and Alfa Romeo's own home race," says the Alfa Romeo team boss.

Bottas and Zhou fancy Monza

The 33-year-old Finnish driver is also looking forward to Alfa Romeo's home race: "I have always enjoyed racing here at the Temple of Speed, and I am looking forward to do it again this weekend: like Zandvoort, it is a place where the fans put up a great show and, hopefully, the track will suit our car better, allowing us to be competitive from Friday onwards to come back with new points to our name."

Zhou was not particularly happy with his race in the Netherlands, but he does not let the result determine his state of mind. "I left Zandvoort with unfinished business, as our race had been rather decent up until the crash. Still, we have new opportunities this weekend in Monza, and I want to put up a good show in front of our home crowd. The Italian Grand Prix is without doubt a unique one: walking around the circuit feels like stepping through motorsport history, and the cheering of the Tifosi is incredible"