Giovinazzi Names the Driver Hindering His Chances of a Dream Ferrari F1 Move

Published 11/01/2021, 5:18 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 7, 2021 Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi during a press conference ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Sedat Suna


Being part of the Ferrari driver’s programme can be a double-edged sword. It can either make or leave a driver’s career stagnant. Antonio Giovinazzi is going through the same thing, as he hasn’t been able to drive for the Scuderia as Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc have taken that role.

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Additionally, the Alfa Romeo driver knows that his chances of driving for Ferrari are slim. As both Leclerc and Sainz are part of the team’s long-term plan.

Antonio Giovinazzi doesn’t feel Ferrari dream will come true because of Sainz

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The 2021 season saw Sainz move from McLaren to Ferrari, and will be there till the end of next season. While Leclerc’s deal goes expires at the end of the 24′ season. Hence, Giovinazzi doesn’t think he will have the chance to represent the Italian team on the F1 grid.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi walks around the track ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

As quoted by Motorsport.com, Antonio said, “It’s a dream for me to race at Ferrari, but I know Carlos will stay there for a few more years, just like Charles did. I’m part of this family and it’s a great feeling to feel Ferrari’s support.” (Translated from Turkish via Google)

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How’s the Italian driver performing this season?

The Alfa Romeo driver has had a lackluster campaign in 2021. The 27-year-old driver had his best finish at the Monaco Grand Prix where he placed tenth, bagging a single point for his Swiss-based team.

However, apart from the race in Monte Carlo, Giovinazzi has always finished outside the points. As it stands, Giovinazzi finds himself eighteenth in the driver’s standings with just one point.

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

But, with five races remaining till the end of the season, Giovinazzi hopes to bounce back and seize maximum points from the upcoming races. Up next is the Mexican Grand Prix, where Antonio will look to redeem himself after the disappointing United States Grand Prix where he placed eleventh.

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What are your predictions for Giovinazzi as he prepares to race in Mexico? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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