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Alfa Romeo “can have more fun” with competitive car, says Giovinazzi

Antonio Giovinazzi of Italy and Alfa Romeo Racing looks on during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 27, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Antonio Giovinazzi said that Alfa Romeo can allow itself to “have more fun” after improvements with the car, which made it more competitive in what was a promising Bahrain Grand Prix.

Kimi Raikkonen and Giovinazzi finished 11th and 12th respectively in the first race of the season. While these are non-scoring positions, it is a huge leap in the performance of the Alfa Romeo, making it look like a promising season ahead for the Ferrari-powered squad.

“I think what we saw in the [pre-season] test we confirmed also here in race one,” said Giovinazzi. “We’re much closer to Q3.”

Giovinazzi believes they have a better car in their hands and is confident they will be able to score more points than last year.

“We are confident we have a better car and better power unit as well and we can have fun this year to try to score more points compared to last year,” he concluded.

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