Both will start from the seventh row the two Alfa Romeo by Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi in the Hungarian GP, scheduled for tomorrow on the Hungaroring track. Despite the difficulties shown yesterday in free practice, the two Alfa Romeo cars both managed to gain access to Q2. This time, in contrast to what happened for most of the qualifying sessions this season, the 2007 world champion won the duel inside the box in Hinwil, ahead of Giovinazzi by just 19 thousandths. For both drivers, however, what will count above all will be to try tomorrow to get closer to the coveted points area.
“The team worked very hard to improve the balance of the car before qualifying and that was enough to take a step forward. It is not yet where we want to be – Raikkonen clarified at the end of the day – but we did our best and 13th is a good position to start the race. We will see what can be achieved tomorrow: the race is never easy here, but we will do everything possible to bring home a good result “.
“It was definitely the best session of the weekend so far for us – Giovinazzi echoed – after struggling yesterday and this morning in PL3. The team did a great job. We have taken a big step forward from this morning. We put two cars in Q2 and we must be happy with this result. 13th and 14th was probably the best we could get, especially on a hot and windy day which made things quite difficult. Starting from where we are, anything can happen. It’s not easy to overtake here, but a good start and strategy can put us in a good position. We expect tire degradation to play an important role in the race, especially in this heat, so making the right calls will be the key to having a good result “.