Kimi Raikkonen says the Alfa Romeo car has felt "very strange" in recent races has the team has embarked on a disappointing run of three races without scoring a single point. Raikkonen was unable to finish higher than 14th in Spain, Monaco and Canada.
This weekend's French Grand Prix gives Alfa a chance to respond. Last season, under its Sauber guise, the team reached Q3 through Charles Leclerc, who went on to finish 10th.
A new batch of parts will also boost Raikkonen and team-mate Antonio Giovinazzi – still to score at all this year – with Alfa trying to reverse a slump that has seen them sink to ninth in the constructors' championship.
"Recently we struggled with grip and therefore we didn't have enough speed," Raikkonen said.
"Some corners were fine, while in others the car felt very strange. We're getting some new parts on the car for France so this should help us to get back to the performance we had at the beginning of the season."
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