"Okay, it is like it is, and we as a team have to be focused on how we can steer and impact and not on the other things.
"Even on this, I don't think we did a good job in the first part of the season but the reaction was quite positive. For sure, I hope Ferrari will be able to do a decent step on the engine for next year. They look quite optimistic."
Alfa Romeo scored only eight points last year, finishing ahead of both Haas and Williams but 99 points behind the team directly ahead of them in AlphaTauri.
Vasseur, though, pointed to the progression made by the team throughout 2020 as evidence the midfield is in touch if further improvements can be made.
"[The engine] is not the only topic [of a car]," he explained. "We have to put everything together to do the next step but I know that the next step if you want to come back into the midfield is quite high. We were able to do it this year."
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