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Antonio Giovinazzi, disappointed with his exit from Formula 1

Antonio Giovinazzi let Alfa Romeo and the Formula 1 after five seasons. At twenty-eight years old, he sure would like to have continued


Antonio Giovinazzi let Alfa Romeo and the Formula 1 after five seasons. At twenty-eight years old, he sure would like to have continued in the top flight of motorsport, but the grid is limited. Without a doubt, a seat among the twenty chosen is very complicated. To be one of the chosen ones, either you really are one of the best or, at least, you have a lot of money to contribute.

The Italian driver curdled his best year in Formula 1 precisely in this last season. Surpassing even his partner, nothing more and nothing less than Kimi raikkonen. But this was not enough, in a team limited in budget like Alfa Romeo the contributions in sponsorship are vital. And if you have to have a paid pilot, you have.

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The replacement for Giovinazzi can bring a lot of capital to the Hinwil team. Guanyu Zhou is the name chosen by Alfa Romeo to occupy the seat of Giovinazzi. Zhou will also be the first Chinese driver in Formula 1 and will give a clearly important economic boost to the team. Asian champion of F3 and third in Formula 2 in this last campaign, the Chinese also brings with him a good sports curriculum. Although the economic has been a key factor.

Antonio Giovinazzi had to deal with a rumor that grew in the closing stages of the season about his departure from Alfa Romeo. Something that became difficult for him to carry.

“It was disappointing, the rumors about me were getting louder. I have tried to stay away from them, but this time it was not easy. I can be happy with the way I reacted, I am leaving Formula 1 with my head held high. It is not a goodbye, but a goodbye. Next year I will continue to compete in Formula E and I will also be at the service of Ferrari. It is a strong commitment to the team that has given me everything. “

In addition to how his exit from Formula 1 was gestating, the Italian driver feels disappointed with having had to leave and with how F1 works sometimes.

“It was a losing battle. It is the bad thing about this sport, unfortunately it has always been that way. I hope I can change my mind in the future. I think about where I started and how far I got… Zhou is very lucky. Even though you may have earned your superlicense points on your own, now there are drivers who decide the financial policy of entire teams. But I’m not the only one who has lost his job for that reason. “

The Italian made his opinion about Zhou’s arrival in Formula 1 very clear. Giovinazzi leaves the premier class with a total of twenty-one points and a fifth as the best classification in the race.