Alfa Romeo chief Frederic Vasseur says his Formula One outfit must move up the grid following a poor 2020 campaign.
The team scored just eight points to finish above only Williams and Haas in last year’s constructors’ standings.
“I think the philosophy upon which the team is based remains the same – we have to do a better job tomorrow than we are doing today,” team principal Vasseur said at Alfa Romeo’s 2021 launch in Warsaw.
“We finished last season in P8, so we have to target a better result in 2021.”
Alfa Romeo will head into the new campaign with the same driver line-up, having retained Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi.
Former world champion Raikkonen, 41, last year surpassed Rubens Barrichello to became the sport’s most-capped driver with 329 appearances.
The Finn, who made his F1 debut in 2001, said “time goes quickly”.
“Obviously it’s quite a long time ago but then I was out of F1 for a couple of years in the middle of it, so it doesn’t feel like 20 years,” Raikkonen said.
“The racing and the driving is what still excites me. I’ve never been a big fan of all the rest, but I enjoy the racing and the challenge to try to improve things and getting better.”