This week formula 1 will land in Miami to celebrate a Grand Prix in a new venue. A new race means challenge for every team specially this year where all teams are still coming to terms with the new generation of cars.
Teams will arrive to the new venue after the first sprint weekend of the year that saw a victorious Max Verstappen making up lost ground at Ferrari´s home grand prix.
Alfa Romeo was one of the teams that had a very good performance especially from Valtteri Bottas who finished in P5 right behind George Russell.
Last weekend, MotorLat had access to a virtual media session with other accredited media.
Xevi Pujolar head of trackside engineering for Alfa Romeo Racing where talked about the Emilia Romagna GP and also shared his expectations ahead the new GP in Miami.
When MotorLat asked him what were his expectations for the new race, Pujolar explained, “We expect to be stronger than in Imola I think the type of layout maybe it will suit us a bit better but it also be a challenge for everyone. Now, we´ve got an idea we put the layout in the simulator and everything but how it actually would look we have to find out when we are there so, we´ll see this kind of layout and I think we could be strong but we have to see in terms of the tarmac and everything what actually it would be but everyone has a lot of expectations and for us now with the package and everything we can be fighting with Alpine and McLaren it´s very encouraging for us.”
He latter added, “Miami will be a different format on the race weekend so hopefully if we can start further up on the grid that would help and then for us the challenges fighting specially with Alpine and McLaren that´s our next target so far I think we have shown that we are getting there. We got there this weekend and it´s possible we can do it I don´t know what they will introduce in Miami sure everyone is pushing. I think it´s a healthy competition and good for everyone."