Usually the last race was a theatre to close up the season. It means that Abu Dhabi was the place that ends any rivalry and it decides who is the best and who wins the World Championship for both drivers and teams.
It comes that in the last few years the Arabian Grand Prix was “useless” in this featuring as Mercedes had dominated all the season and won easily a few races earlier.
This is there is no exception to that but there will be a challenge for the back of the grid: Alfa Romeo is ready to take the glove and dares Racing Point for the seventh place of the Constructors’ Standing.
It will be such an effort, with the Silverstone based team ahead of 10 points and an only one race to do that.
What does Alfa Romeo need? It is quite obvious that they cannot aim to the first places so the Italo-Swiss team needs a seventh and eighth place against a sad double zero from the Racing Point. In this case, Alfa would have a fifth place more than the other contestants, the one scored by Giovinazzi in the Brazilian GP.
“We arrive in Abu Dhabi very thrilled by the last race- smiles Frederic Vasseur – we will keep that energy to keep alive the fight for the seventh place, it is an open challenge.”
Kimi Raikkonen agrees. He doesn’t like this track so much but he have already obtained great results here by winning a Grand Prix on a Lotus – “obviously after this race I will have some free time and a vacation but right now I am completely focused on the race. Interlagos left us full of high hopes and we can totally score some good points, we will gave it all for doing it”.
Also Antonio Giovinazzi is positive. The Italian ends his first full-season in Formula 1 –“I haven’t made a balance on my full season yet. We’re coming to a very important race and we can show some other good performance and close ahead of the middle-standing teams. It would be beautiful to end 2019 in this way.”
Antonio 🎙️ "We still have one very important race ahead of us and we are fully committed to doing the best possible job there. Abu Dhabi is another track where we can aim for a good result so let’s hope we can finish the season with another strong race.” 🔥#AbuDhabiGP pic.twitter.com/lOnc5OYJFY— Alfa Romeo Racing (@alfaromeoracing) November 27, 2019