Antonio Giovinazzi says he was ‘mentally tired’ after 78 non-stop laps of the Monaco Grand Prix in which he secured Alfa Romeo’s first point of the season.
“It was a great weekend,” says Giovinazzi. “Since FP1, the confidence was there in the car. Yesterday we put together a great lap to go through to Q3. Points, of course, are always good for the team – especially the first points of the year.
“I think we could’ve done a little bit better, maybe eighth or ninth was possible today. But still, really happy and good motivation for the team as well.”
After starting from ninth on the grid following Charles Leclerc’s failure to start the race, Giovinazzi admitted that the lack of any breaks in the action over the 78 laps of the race had been a challenge for him.
“I think it’s the first Monaco Grand Prix [for a while] without a Safety Car, so nobody made a mistake,” says Giovinazzi.
“It’s quite intense, 78 laps, trying to be always on the limit with a lot of fuel in the car, so it was not easy at all. I’m a little bit tired mentally, not physically, but scoring points of course is always nice and I’m really happy.”
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