The massive steps ahead made by the workforce lastly paid off as Antonio Giovinazzi claimed his, and the workforce’s, first Q3 of the yr on the legendary streets of Monaco. It was a masterpiece by the workforce – the driving, the automotive, the timing from the pit-wall all coming collectively to supply a superb Saturday consequence that locations us in a wonderful place forward of the race.
Having made a behavior of qualifying to Q2 however having missed out on the highest ten by tiny margins earlier than, it was a aid to lastly break into the ultimate phase of qualifying. Antonio will begin tomorrow’s race in P10, able to combat from lights to flag for the factors he and the workforce so completely deserve. Behind him, Kimi will purpose to make inroads in the direction of the highest ten, beginning in P14 along with his C41.
Monaco is a monitor with no margin for error. The race will likely be lengthy and can provide alternatives and threats in equal measures. Tomorrow is one other day and a brand new battle to combat however, for now, we simply get pleasure from this primary Q3 of the season.
Frederic Vasseur: “At this time’s result’s the reward for all of the work the workforce put in since final yr and a show of the massive steps ahead we’ve made since testing. We had been near Q3 earlier than and to lastly place a automotive in it’s a good consequence, however we have not introduced dwelling what we would like but. The race is tomorrow and we might want to ship one other efficiency like right this moment’s to attain the factors we deserve. We’re assured in our workforce and we all know we will combat at this degree, so let’s examine what tomorrow brings.”
Kimi Raikkonen: “The automotive felt okay, despite the fact that I had extra confidence within the tyres this morning. It is simple to lose that feeling, particularly round right here, and it is these small issues that find yourself making a giant distinction in laptime. I do not assume a lot went incorrect, we simply weren’t quick sufficient within the laps that mattered. In fact, you all the time need to be increased on the grid, however we’ll have to make the perfect of it tomorrow. Hopefully we will have a little bit of luck as you by no means know what is going on to occur. We have to survive the primary few corners after which do our race.”
Antonio Giovinazzi: “I’m actually glad about our first Q3 of the season. It is a day by which we put all collectively and we lastly obtained what we’ve been deserving for some time. We did every part proper – the automotive felt nice from the beginning of the weekend, the workforce despatched us out at simply the proper time and we put the lap collectively when it mattered. The one remorse is the pink flag on the finish, as I believe that lap would have been good and we might have been even increased. I felt assured round right here from FP1 and this sense does a lot on a monitor like Monaco. Tomorrow we want extra of the identical: a clear begin, a very good technique and a very good race. Hopefully we will carry dwelling a very good consequence and our first factors.”