In light of the result of the last Hungarian Grand Prix, in which Williams achieved their first double points finish they had missed since 2018, it is time for theAlfa Romeo to evaluate their season on the eve of the Spa test. Despite being in front of a Haas increasingly struggling in the constructors’ championship, the team from Hinwil is behind the British competitor with 7 points of disadvantage. A ranking situation generated by some mistakes made by their drivers, Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi, but also and above all by some smudges generated by the team to the detriment of the Finnish and the Italian.
Speaking of the latter, the technical director of the Swiss company, Jan Monchaux, wanted to dwell on the negative events that occurred during the first half of the World Cup, analyzing the situation through the microphones of The Race: “We have to make sure that these mistakes never happen again – commented the French engineer – this must be our main goal. We have committed too often stupid mistakes, which we now pay dearly for. It can be once, but not twice. We all agree on this principle – stressed the 43-year-old – especially the engineers, mechanics, and all those who represent the team on the track. Everyone is working hard so that it doesn’t happen again ”.
The transalpine technician also focused on the consequences of these inaccuracies, specifying the particular impact on the ranking reserved for manufacturers: “It’s annoying – He admitted – also because, instead of 3 points, now we could have had 8 or 9. There aren’t many, but they would have made our life a little more peaceful “. Limited to the next appointments, Alfa Romeo is therefore ready to face them with the task of recovering from the mistakes made, relaunching the challenge to Williams’ direct rivals: “There are still 12 races scheduled, and we will do everything possible to redeem ourselves, also because the car deserves it. We will try to return to 8th place in the standings, but it will be a tough battle ”.
A challenge, the one between the Swiss and the English teams, to which Monchaux and colleagues approach with optimism and positivity, without forgetting all the ground lost in the last tests: “We are often not united as a team – concluded the 43-year-old – sometimes the driver makes a mistake, other times the team, and in other cases the strategy is put into it, or a smaller mistake. But if you finally add all these factors together, the reason why we are behind Williams emerges ”.