Valtteri Bottas is optimistic about Alfa Romeo’s 2022 challenger despite issues at the Barcelona testing.

Alfa Romeo frequently faced mechanical problems during the testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. As a result, they covered the fewest distance among all teams. Though Bottas did not get to learn the new car much, he saw some positives about it.

“The nice feeling is that I definitely feel that there is potential, there is some strong areas in the car in certain type of corners,” the Finn said.

“But also, of course, I immediately noticed points to work on with the balance, with some of the behavior. But nothing that we shouldn’t be able to fix. It feels like we are still in very early stages of actually discovering the car.

“For me it was quite limited running that we had with two different tire compounds, only with quite a very few set-up changes. So there’s still so much more to discover.

“There’s work to do, I’m not saying anything against that. But also I feel like there is potential in this package and I’m looking forward to discover more about it with the team.”

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