Alfa Romeo have "realistic" chance of getting double points finish at Japanese GP

07-10-2019 17:00
by Bobby Vincent
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Alfa Romeo have realistic chance of getting double points finish at Japanese GP

Alfa Romeo team boss Frederic Vasseur believes the team have a "realistic chance" of both cars finishing in the top 10 at the Japanese Grand Prix at the weekend.

Alfa sit in P8 in the constructors' championship as it stands, after a relatively inconsistent season so far, but Vasseur believes the team can secure a double points finish in Japan at the weekend.

This is despite a pointless streak of four races for Kimi Raikkonen, who is their main driver, but Antonio Giovinazzi has found some form for the first time this season over the last few races.

"We head to Japan with the commitment and motivation to get back into the points immediately," Vasseur said. "We must not forget we have been scoring in two of the last three races, so putting both cars in the points is a realistic objective; but we still feel there is more we could have brought home from the last few races.

"The track layout in Suzuka is quite different from Sochi and Singapore, so hopefully it will suit the C38 better and put us back towards the front of the midfield. Both trackside and at HQ, we need to keep working hard to extract the most out of our car: marginal gains is all there is to go from P12 to P7 in a race at this stage in the season."

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