Giovinazzi & Alfa still searching for ‘solution’

Date published: June 14 2019 - Michelle Foster


Antonio Giovinazzi may have beaten Kimi Raikkonen for the first time in Canada but overall it was a race to forget for the Alfa Romeo team.

The Alfa Romeo team-mates qualified 13th and 17th at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve with Giovinazzi ahead of Raikkonen for the first time this season.

That effectively became a P12 on the start grid for Giovinazzi given Kevin Magnussen’s pit lane start with the Italian hopeful of scoring his first F1 points.

It was not to be.

The 25-year-old was running inside the top ten when he spun at Turn 1 and fell to the back of the field

He brought his C38 home in 13th place, a lap down on the race winner.

“It was a difficult race,” Giovinazzi said.

“We started with the hard tyres and it was good.

“I had an issue at Turn 1 when I spun, we need to check what happened.

“After that, the pace wasn’t really there.

“We need to check everything, study a lot and try and find a solution.

“We lost the pace, especially in the race, and that’s not good, so we need to check it.”

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