Alfa Romeo managed to improve this year, but due to various incidents they only earned two points and are in eighth place in the constructors’ championship. At the same time, they increasingly have to reflect the attacks of Williams, especially George Russell. Alfa Romeo’s chief racing engineer, Heavy Pujolar, believes that their car is more efficient in the race than Williams.
Heavy Pujolar: “The Williams car is really fast on the straights – it is difficult to pursue and overtake, but it seems to me that our car is more efficient in the race. Russell is a unique racer. He achieves excellent results in qualifications, and we need to work harder and better cope with our tasks. But we are usually faster in races.
There is a specific track in Austria, and it will not be easy for us in Silverstone, but we are competitive and in races we can fight not only with Russell, but also with Alpine F1, Aston Martin, as well as with one of the AlphaTauri riders. The results are very solid, but we are in good shape and are not inferior to the rest of the teams from the middle of the peloton.
Every weekend we have progressed, became better to drive fast laps and continue to fight with rivals in the races. Of course, Williams added in qualifications, and not only in comparison with us – they were ahead of Ferrari and many other teams, but in the races they could not maintain their position. Now we are all right, but we need to continue to work, because Williams is becoming a very strong contender. “
At Silverstone in Formula 1 will test a new weekend format – with a sprint, Heavy Pujolar said that in the coming days the team will discuss the strategy: “We thought about how to prepare for the racing weekend with a sprint, and will continue this work in the coming days. Last week, the final details of the regulations were agreed. Now we are discussing among ourselves how best to prepare for each session, how to use the buses, and so on. This week we need to get it all done and discuss the sprint plan. On the one hand, this is the same qualification, on the other, it is not known to what extent one can take risks. We need to find a compromise. “
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