Alfa Romeo dissatisfied with F1’s approach to Belgian GP

Antonio Giovinazzi in Spa. Credits: Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN.

Alfa Romeo admitted to being not happy with how Formula 1 handled the Belgian GP on Sunday.

The race was called off due to the bad weather conditions and points were still awarded even though the drivers only completed a few laps behind the Safety Car.

Alfa Romeo made clear that it supports the decision not to run the race due to the conditions, but it believes that Formula 1 should have canceled the Grand Prix before and not awarded any points.

“For months, we have been looking forward to having the stands full of fans supporting our team and our sport: unfortunately, we weren’t able to put up a show for you yesterday.

“The decision not to race in these conditions was the right one, in the interest of protecting the safety of the drivers, the marshals, and the spectators themselves.

“However, the situation would have been dealt with a lot more appropriately by not having at all the ‘race’ we witnessed yesterday: this outcome hurts us all, but in particular it hurts fans of the sport, who didn’t get the show they came to see.”

The team was also grateful to all the fans that went to Spa to support the teams and drivers but could not see the race.

“A huge thank you to all the incredible fans that spent hours in the elements for the race to start. With your patience and determination, you are the true ‘Drivers of the Day’.”

After what happened at Spa, Alfa Romeo hopes that Formula 1 has learned the lesson and that it will handle the situation better in the future.

“We hope lessons were learned yesterday, lessons that will improve the way we operate in the future and that put the supporters of our sport in the position they deserve to be.

“Once again, our genuine thanks go to all the fans — you were the ones to truly shine yesterday in Spa.”

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