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Alfa Romeo Racing

Alfa Romeo expects changes to 'tight midfield' in second half of season

The team is currently sitting ninth in the Constructors' Championship ahead of AlphaTauri.

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Alfa Romeo believes that the tight midfield makes it tough for them to progress further in the Constructors' Championship.

While they showed encouraging pace towards the end of 2022, halfway through this season has seen similar results from the team as they look to improve their fortunes.

Their best finish came at the Bahrain Grand Prix with Valtteri Bottas, but since then they have been scraping points finishes or battling outside those positions.

Alfa Romeo's Head of Trackside Engineering Xevi Pujolar expects it to be tough to close the gap to rivals when speaking to media, including RacingNews365: "I think this year, we started already that it was very tight in the midfield, and it doesn't take much to go two tenths faster, two tenths slower."

Alfa Romeo expects to catch Williams

Both Williams and Haas have leapfrogged the team in the Constructors' Championship having amassed two more points each, but Pujolar expects that to change in the latter stages of the season.

"From track to track drivers are adapting better to different tracks for different car balance, what's happening with the tyres," he explained.

"These two tenths makes you that you are either in the points or also out of the points.

"We are P9 in the [Constructors'] championship but they are P7 but there's only two points so everything can change very quickly and what we need to do is to push as hard as we can just to make sure that we recover that P7."


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