Alfa Romeo must work hard to secure P6 constructor ranking –

F1 News: Valtteri Bottas hopes the engine reliability issue will soon be resolved so Alfa Romeo can consistently score points until the end of the 2022 championship season.

Alfa Romeo started the 2022 F1 championship as one of the mediocre teams that looked quite promising. They constantly compete with Alpine and McLaren. But lately, the Swiss manufacturer’s performance has deteriorated and finds itself stuck in 6th place in the manufacturers’ ranking.

Now Alfa Romeo must deal with the pressure that Aston Martin continues to exert in the race for sixth place. Since the race in Montreal, their rivals have outclassed them with points of 29 to 1. Suddenly, Aston Martin is only seven points behind in the four remaining series.

Valtteri Bottas also asked his team to bounce back after losing the consistency they showed at the start of the season.

“You can feel that consistency at the start of the year and have good points all the time, but when you don’t have that aspect anymore, you definitely start to lose the moment. Also, we still have to secure the position of sixths. manufacturers. So we still have to score points,” Bottas said as quoted by

His partner Guanyu Zhou was the only points contributor since the Canadian GP, ​​finishing P10 at Monza. Meanwhile, Bottas was struggling to break points due to engine reliability issues.

This power unit problem prevented him from finishing at the Hungaroring, while problems with the fuel system forced him to retire from the race at Zandvoort. The Finn also entered DNF at Spa-Francorchamps.

Alfa Romeo has been struggling with reliability issues since pre-season testing. This caused the team, which uses the Ferrari engine, to lose a lot of mileage compared to its competitors.

Although rising slowly at an early pace, Valtteri Bottas felt that the lack of mileage hampered the development of the car.

“I think a lot of our failures were down to reliability issues because we had low mileage in winter testing. Once you don’t get that to test some parts, at some point it will cause problems And that’s what happened with us,” the 33-year-old said.

“But I think we’ve learned a lot. And we’ve completely shifted our focus to car development for next year. So we’re very much counting on that,” he concluded.

Article tags: Alfa Romeo, F1 2022, Valtteri Bottas, Guanyu-Zhou

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