Last weekend after the Miami GP, MotorLat, along with other accredited media, had access to an online media session with Alfa Romeo´s Xevi Pujolar where he talked about their race in Miami and also had time to comment on the updates the team plans to bring to next weekend´s Spanish GP.
Alfa Romeo has shown strong performances over the first five races of the season, particular with Valtteri Bottas who has scored solid points in four of the first races in 2022. The Swiss-based squad sit 5th in the Constructors' championship: 15 points behind McLaren and 5 points ahead of Alpine.
When Pujolar was asked over the updates for the upcoming GP he said without going into much detail: “There´s more performance overall. We have to see what competitors will do probably a lot of people will bring updates to Barcelona. It´s always a place that everyone wants to bring updates with the performance that we got and if we bring updates then at least we can maintain the performance we have got to our competitors if not to increase the advantage.”
The calendar goes from a challenging new venue like Miami´s Grand Prix last weekend to a track that all teams and drivers know very well from testing and will have several updates along the field.
When Motorlat asked him about his expectation for next week´s race in Barcelona a place all teams know very well, Pujolar explained: “The same as the first five races. We´ve been there fighting with everyone and I think for us it doesn´t matter if it´s a new track or a track that everyone knows. It´s the same.
"We have been doing decent performance tracks with a higher track efficiency, lower, and maybe where you have got a track like here (Miami) lowest speed corners content we are stronger. I think we should be able to be there fighting with the top of the midfield again with both cars. For sure, if someone brings an update that is much better than our one, yes, it will be more difficult, but we have to see.”
And finally, he added: “It´s my home race as well. I´ve got high expectations for Barcelona.”