“I had my first Q3 on that day and I would love a repeat performance this weekend” – Giovinazzi
Antonio Giovinazzi had his first 2021 appearance in Q3 at Monaco last time out and hopes to bring everything they’ve learned to Baku for more points.
The Italian driver noted the progression of the team across the 2021 season so far and believes results are imminent in Baku – one of his favourite spots to race – after how strong they looked during Round 5.
Speaking ahead of Friday’s practice, Antonio said; “Baku is one of my favourite tracks to race on, I love it.
“I have some very good memories here from my time in GP2 and I had a strong Saturday when I first came here in F1, in 2019.
“I had my first Q3 on that day and I would love a repeat performance this weekend.
“Getting a point on the board last time out in Monaco was a good result, even more so when we think about how strong we looked.
“We are confident we can carry over this form here and continue to reap the results of the progression we have made.”
Teammate, Kimi Raikkonen, who finished P11 at the Circuit de Monaco, also sees the strides of improvement in the team heading into Round 6 after showing their potential of battling the midfield teams.
“It’s nice to see the team getting stronger with each race and I hope this weekend can be a good one for us,” he said.
“Races in Baku can be very chaotic and it’s always a good chance to get a good result if we do our job properly.
“We know what we have to do – get the most from every session, from Friday to Sunday: we have shown we can battle with everyone in the midfield so let’s see how it goes.”