Team Talk - Sunday in Monte Carlo

Race winner Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing celebrates with the team in parc ferme. 23.05.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 5, Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo'
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Catch up with what the teams had to say following round 5 of the 2021 season, the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo.

Alfa Romeo

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Alfa Romeo Racing C41 makes a pit stop. 23.05.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 5, Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo
Antonio Giovinazzi
"It's really good to finally be back in the points. The pace throughout the weekend was really good and this top-ten finish is the reward for it. On a different track, where overtaking is possible, we could have been in P8, but we need to be happy with this result and the way the team delivered an excellent weekend. We have done a lot of progress and this point will work as a good motivation for all of us, with so many races still ahead of us. I'm looking forward to Baku now, another street race on a track I love. If we produce another great weekend like this, we will have all it takes to bring home another good result."

Kimi Raikkonen
"It wasn't the busiest afternoon for me today, we moved up a few places but not much else happened. That's how it often goes here. We showed some good pace and this should help us in the next races, but here in Monaco passing is so hard even if you have a big pace advantage. It is what it is but we can be happy for the team scoring its first point of the season."

Frรฉdรฉric Vasseur, team principal
"It's great to finally be off the mark and bring home the top ten finish we deserved. We have made great steps forward in the last year, and especially lately: the pace we have shown throughout the weekend demonstrates it. We had a car in Q3 for the first time and continued putting both in Q2; we had the pace to make progress and everyone, from the crew to the drivers and the pitwall, did a very fine job today. Our good race pace would have allowed us to finish even higher on any other track, but we can be very pleased with what we showed. It's a big motivation boost for everyone in the team and can give us confidence to do even better in the next few races, starting in Baku."