The final qualifying score between the two Alfa Romeo drivers is Raikkonen 12-9 Giovinazzi. After struggling early on in the season, the Italian out-qualified his World Champion team-mate 5-4 following the summer break.
Antonio Giovinazzi – P17
“The car felt pretty good but we lacked something today. It’s a pity as our race pace didn’t look bad, so a good starting position would have helped. Instead, tomorrow will be a bit of a challenge: we need a good start and to make the right strategy calls if we want to make up some places and get back in the fight.”
Kimi Raikkonen – P18
“It’s a disappointing result as we were hoping to get something more out of qualifying. The car hasn’t lost much speed compared to last time out in Brazil, but we couldn’t find the grip we needed over a single lap. Hopefully this should be easier over a race distance, so we can hope to make progress in the race. Overtaking is not easy here, especially from where we start, but we are going to give it a good try.”