Alonso & Giovinazzi Banter Over Italy vs Spain Euro 2020 Semi-Final

Published 07/07/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – NOVEMBER 07: Fernando Alonso of Spain and Ferrari reacts next to the garage during practice ahead of the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 7, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


With the conclusion of the first triple-header of the season, the F1 drivers are in relax mode with the next race at British Grand Prix is to be held in two weeks’ time. In due time, several drivers are keeping their eyes on the football with Euro 2020 is on the verge of an end. The latest to join the football fever has been the Spaniard Fernando Alonso and the Italian Antonio Giovinazzi. The Alfa Romeo driver took the opportunity to upload an image with the two-time champion to support their respective nations.

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In the image, the two drivers swapped their helmets ahead of the much-anticipated Euro 2020 fixture between Italy and Spain.

“If you dare to dream, your heroes can even become your rivals,” Giovinazzi wrote before sending a comical warning. “PS: Diplomacy is on hold- tomorrow only (Tuesday)” he added with two flags of Spain and Italy.

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Although, Antonio Giovinazzi had the last laugh as Italy knocked out La Roja and cemented their place in the final of Euro 2020. Azzurri will either face England or Denmark, with the final to be played in Wembley on Sunday.

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Frustrating day for Antonio Giovinazzi at the Austrian GP

The Italian had a tough day at work at the Austrian GP as he could only finish P14. Giovinazzi was forced into making an early pit stop after a collision with Esteban Ocon on the first lap. In addition, the stewards penalized the Alfa Romeo driver for overtaking Fernando Alonso under the safety car.

“A frustrating day: just as last week, our race was compromised on the first lap. I had contact with Esteban and had to pit: we had a good pace afterward but everyone was pretty close and it was very difficult to recover much,” said Alfa Romeo’s, Antonio Giovinazzi.

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Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi in action during practice REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

I got stuck behind a Williams, then even got a penalty—a weekend to forget. Hopefully, we can have a better race in Silverstone as the performance was not bad.”

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