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Stake F1 Unveils Major Upgrades at Imola GP

Stake F1 Unveils Major Upgrades at Imola GP

14/05/2024

Stake F1 introduces significant upgrades at the Imola GP, aiming to impact their season’s trajectory.

Stake has yet to score any points in the championship – and it’s becoming a concern, if not yet critical, for the Swiss team.

This weekend at Imola, will Valtteri Bottas and Guanyu Zhou finally start scoring? And like other teams, such as Ferrari, can Stake rely on upgrades to achieve this?

Alessandro Alunni Bravi, the team representative, confirms: “significant” upgrades are coming this weekend. And not just to finally address the pit stop issues.

This Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix thus seems like a make-or-break event for the team, according to Bravi.

“We head to Imola for the first race of the European season, and we’re looking to truly reset after what was a challenging weekend in Miami. We’ve had two weeks to regroup, analyze what didn’t work last time, and ensure we address it. While we haven’t added any points to our tally this season, we know we have the performance to do so and have been competitive in most races—we are confident in our capabilities, and the upgrades we’re bringing this week reflect the hard work of our local team in Hinwil.”

“We have significant upgrades at Imola. Not just regarding pit stops, as we will have all the new parts to resolve the pit stop issues. I believe that the Grand Prix with these upgrades will determine our next three or four races—and whether or not we have the chance to score points.”

“We’ve seen in the last few events how tight the midfield is, a matter of hundredths of a second. Our goal, now more than ever, is to be ready to seize any opportunity that may arise, and make the most of it to progress.”

Valtteri Bottas, whose future in F1 is still very much in jeopardy, needs to perform in Imola without overdoing it—avoiding any mishaps. He is certainly aiming for the top 10 this weekend.

“It’s great to be back at Imola—a classic circuit with so much history and really fun to drive. It’s always an honor to race in such a historic place, supported by the Italian fans in the stands, and I hope that returning to Europe will mark a turning point in our season. Although Miami wasn’t really our weekend, it still allowed us to learn a lot, and I hope we can turn those lessons into substantial progress.”

“We are ready to bring some upgrades this weekend, which should allow us to take a step forward—and hopefully, score our first points of the season. After a few tough races, I am motivated to do well here in Imola and next week in Monaco, to kick off the European part of the calendar in the best possible way.”

Finally, Guanyu Zhou, who finished last in Q1 in half of the Grands Prix this year, cannot afford any more mistakes: if he wants to stay in F1, he must be fast and clean, starting this weekend.

“The whole team has worked hard these last two weeks, to regroup and focus on finalizing the upgrades that we will bring to Imola. I am happy to be racing again at this circuit, after last year’s event was cancelled. I have fond memories of the time I spent in this region, racing as a junior (in karting), and I always enjoy visiting.”

“With new parts on our car and a different track layout than Miami, we are confident and motivated to positively evolve our season. It will be crucial to get things right from the first session: we have seen how important it is to qualify in a good position, and we hope that this will help us get back into the swing of things and fight for points on Sunday.”

Stake F1 Unveils Major Upgrades at Imola GP

Stake F1 Unveils Major Upgrades at Imola GP. Stake F1 Unveils Major Upgrades at Imola GP

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