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2019 FIA FORMULA ONE MERCEDES-BENZ GROSSER PREIS VON DEUTSCHLAND – RACE -SUNDAY

Date: 29 Jul 2019 Author Type: Press Release
Author: Alfa South Africa
Source: Alfa South Africa
Weather: rainy, 21-22.1°C air, 25.9-27.3°C track

Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG: “It is extremely disappointing to have both cars penalized and pushed out of the points in what had been such an exciting race. The situation arose during the laps we spent behind the Safety Car ahead of the standing start: we suffered a dysfunction of the clutch that was beyond our control and we will further investigate the issue. We respect the FIA’s process and the stewards’ work, but will appeal this decision as we believe we have the grounds and evidence to have it overturned. In this regard, we will be in touch with the FIA soon. Kimi and Antonio drove very well in challenging conditions and seventh and eighth place were the rightful reward for their performance. The team worked really hard to put both cars in the points and we showed once again that we have the pace to fight at the sharp end of the midfield. This race was a great showcase for Formula One and it’s a pity it ended this way.”

Kimi Räikkönen (car number 7):
Alfa Romeo Racing C38 (Chassis 04/Ferrari) Result: 7th (before Stewards’ decision) Fastest lap: 1:17.746
Tyres: Wet (3 laps) – Intermediate (23 laps) – Medium (2 laps) – Intermediate (19 laps) – Soft (17 laps)

Antonio Giovinazzi (car number 99):
Alfa Romeo Racing C38 (Chassis 02/Ferrari) Result: 8th (before Stewards’ decision) Fastest lap: 1:17.507
Tyres: Wet (3 laps) – Intermediate (23 laps) – Medium (2 laps) – Intermediate (19 laps) – Soft (17 laps)
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