Antonio Giovinazzi finally scored points for Alfa Romeo in 2021. After the race in Monaco, the Italian driver admitted being “mentally tired” but happy for the result.
Giovinazzi qualified in P10 on Saturday and managed to keep his position for the whole race. He was also very close to Esteban Ocon for P9, but overtaking in Monaco is almost impossible.
“It was a great weekend,” says Giovinazzi. “Since FP1, the confidence was there in the car. Yesterday we put together a great lap to go through to Q3. Points, of course, are always good for the team – especially the first points of the year.
“I think we could’ve done a little bit better, maybe eighth or ninth was possible today. But still, really happy and good motivation for the team as well.”
The safety car was not needed for the 2021 Monaco GP, and Giovinazzi admitted that it was hard to stay focused without a single break.
“I think it’s the first Monaco Grand Prix [for a while] without a Safety Car, so nobody made a mistake,” says Giovinazzi.
“It’s quite intense, 78 laps, trying to be always on the limit with a lot of fuel in the car, so it was not easy at all. I’m a little bit tired mentally, not physically, but scoring points of course is always nice and I’m really happy.”