Team Talk - Sunday in Budapest

Alpine F1 Team celebrates victory for Esteban Ocon (FRA) Alpine F1 Team. 01.08.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest'
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Catch up with what the teams had to say following round 11 of the 2021 season, the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring.

Alfa Romeo

Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA) Alfa Romeo Racing C41 makes a pit stop. 01.08.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest
Antonio Giovinazzi
"It just wasn't our day. It was a race where we had the chance to bring home a good result and we didn't, but it is what it is. With the penalty after the restart, our race was pretty much compromised: it's hard to say how much pace we really had as I spent a lot of time in traffic, but when in clean air we were pretty good so it's disappointing not to finish in the points. Let's focus on recharging our batteries in this break and then come back stronger in Spa. There are still many races to come after the holidays and we will not give up."

Kimi Raikkonen
"The start of the race was a bit what you would expect in these conditions, with a hectic first lap and lots of things happening. We looked quite ok until the penalty, which pretty much compromised our race: there was an issue with the traffic light release system and we ended up colliding with Mazepin. Up until the penalty, we were deep in the points, but making it back from the bottom was just too much."

Frรฉdรฉric Vasseur, team principal
"It ended up being a very tough weekend for the team, after a promising start. We came into the race after a good Saturday in which we delivered the best overall qualifying performance of the season but the opening stages were chaos. We got blocked in turn one, trying to avoid the start incidents, and we had to recover from the back of the field on a track where overtaking is very hard. Unfortunately, a collision with Mazepin and a speeding in the pitlane offense meant that both Kimi and Antonio received penalties and we weren't able to turn this chance into points at the end. It's a shame as it was an opportunity to score big points: but we keep working hard, knowing we will have more opportunities in the second part of the season."