Alfa Romeo F1 seems inevitable to finish the 2021 F1 World Championship in 9th place in the ranking. The situation is getting worse due to the lack of spare parts in the remaining two races.
This season wasn’t good for Alfa Romeo F1. He has only scored 11 points in total, mainly as a result of Kimi Raikkonen’s eighth place finish in Russia and Mexico.
Williams, who was at the bottom until last year, has scored 23 points and is ranked 8th, 12 points behind Alfa Romeo F1.
Alfa Romeo F1 team representative Frederick Vasul has revealed that as of January the team has decided to focus entirely on the all-new 2022 car.
“The main reason for the slight decline in performance since the beginning of the season is that we decided to switch to 100% from January to 2022,” said Frederick Vasul.
“Since we decided to switch 100% to next year’s machine, we knew we couldn’t develop a 2021 machine. That’s actually the case.”
And Alfa Romeo F1 needs to deal with the additional headache of lack of parts.
According to Auto Motor und Sport, both Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Jobinati have damaged the floor of the C41, which has already been patched at the F1 Qatar Grand Prix. And there are no spare parts for the Alfa Romeo F1.
“We won’t be building new parts later in the season. It will take 20 days to build the floor,” explains team manager Beato Zender.
The two damaged floors are being repaired back to the Alfa Romeo F1 factory in Switzerland, heading for the fight against time to reach Saudi Arabia, the venue for the penultimate race of the championship.
“As for Riyadh, there is always the danger that something will be delayed when reloading,” Beato Zender said of another concern.