Kimi Raikkonen revealed how a power cut severely disrupted Alfa Romeo’s start to the Singapore Grand Prix weekend.
“I don’t know exactly [what happened,” said Raikkonen. “We lost power in the whole garage so everything went down. So obviously we had [nothing], couldn’t do anything.
“It took an awful long time to figure it out and get it back up and running. We didn’t manage to do many laps in the morning which was a shame but that’s how it is.”
Raikkonen ended the first practice session in 14th then slipped to 16th in the second session. He said he doesn’t have a good feel for his car yet. “Not really, but always [we] try to improve. For sure we have quite a bit of work to be done but hopefully we get it right tomorrow.”
The lost time was a particular setback for Antonio Giovinazzi, who is racing in Singapore for the first time.
“It wasn’t the easiest of days, especially losing some track time in [first practice],” he said. “But in the end we managed to do a good job in the second session.
“As I expected, conditions in the car are really hard and I really felt the humidity, especially in [second practice]. The track is a proper street circuit, quite bumpy, and it’s hard to find the grip in places, but it got better as the sessions went on.”
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One comment on “Power cut cost Alfa Romeo almost an hour”
20th September 2019, 21:55
Fingers crossed they have enough matches for quali and race.
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