Giovinazzi hopes to have “bad or good news” soon – Motorsport Week
Antonio Giovinazzi of Alfa Romeo has admitted that it was “not easy” to compete as question marks persist over his future in Formula 1 and hopes that the speculations will be over soon.
With only one vacant position left on the F1 2022 grid, this is Alfa Romeo’s second trip alongside Valtteri Bottas.
Bottas has signed a multi-year contract, but the identity of his teammate next year has yet to be confirmed.
Alfa Romeo team boss FrÃ©dÃ©ric Vasseur said last month he would decide on his second driver in the “next two weeks”, but no public announcement has yet been made.
IndyCar’s Colton Herta had been linked with the seat amid Andretti’s eventual Alfa Romeo takeover, but his hopes fell after talks broke down.
Giovinazzi has raced for Alfa Romeo alongside soon-to-retire Kimi Raikkonen since 2019, scoring a best fifth-place finish at the Brazilian Grand Prix in his debut season.
Several riders have been linked to the Giovinazzi seat for next year, with Alpine junior Guanyu Zhou considered the favorite for the ride.
“There is no news yet, no answers,” Giovinazzi said ahead of the Mexico City Grand Prix this weekend.
âUnfortunately that’s how it is, for sure it’s not the ideal way to come on the track, you don’t know what you will do next year or what will happen.
” But it’s like that. Hope we will know wrong [or] good news soon so at least we know what’s going to happen, it will be better for everyone in the team.
âOf course, it’s not easy, but I can’t do anything. The only thing I can do is drive fast in the car, bring the results. It’s not my decision, I think it’s over [a question] for Fred [Vasseur] that for me.
Giovinazzi is currently on a 12-race off-points streak, the longest streak he has seen in his three-year F1 career to date.
The Italian finished the Monaco Grand Prix earlier this season in 10th place, which remains his only landmark result so far in 2021.