Alfa Romeo Racing Team Principal Frederic Vasseur has revealed that his team are targeting McLaren as the ones to beat in the upcoming races, starting with next weekend’s British Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit. McLaren have broken away from the midfield, sitting pretty in fourth in the Constructors’ Championship, with Alfa Romeo two places and 30 points behind following their first double points finish of the season in Austria.
However, they only picked up three points compared to McLaren’s 12 at the Red Bull Ring and have revealed that beating the British squad is their next goal. Frederic Vasseur recently told Motorsport.com: “I think we did a good step forward over the last two or three races. We have to improve a little bit the pace to be able to fight with the McLarens, which will be the next target. If you look at the last few races they were ahead, but we have good updates in the pipeline. For sure we need to do a step forward to fight with them in the races. We have a package for Silverstone and some other updates for Germany and Hungary, but we have to be realistic, everybody is pushing like hell, and they will also bring something.” – Alfa Romeo Racing Team Principal Frederic Vasseur concluded, ahead of the British Grand Prix.