Giovinazzi adamant on return to F1 – “I am still part of the Ferrari family”

Antonio Giovinazzi is adamant on a return to F1, saying that his chapter in the sport hasn’t reached its end yet.

Giovinazzi left F1 after a three-year spell at Alfa Romeo. The 28-year-old raced 62 times and scored 21 points, with the best of the lot being his P5 at the 2019 Brazilian GP. He was replaced for 2022 by Guanyu Zhou, ending his stint with the Italian team.

The Italian was not spectacular, but he did the job more often than not. However, it couldn’t convince Alfa Romeo, who decided to let him go at the end of the season.

Nevertheless, Giovinazzi remains adamant on a return to F1, saying that he will be back someday.

“I’m leaving for now,” he told the official F1 website.

“I posted my first picture in a F1 car when I was three years old on my social media. The last picture (in F1) is not this year. We saw already many drivers have stopped for one year and come back, like Esteban Ocon and Alex Albon.

“On my side, I had two years reserve driving for Ferrari in 2017 and 2018 and finally got my chance in 2019. You never know what will happen in F1.

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Giovinazzi (pictured) will not be in F1 next season. Source: formula1.com

“For now, I want to say thanks to all the people who have supported me in the last three years, to all the fans who supported me after the news, and to all the drivers here in F1 who texted me. It’s been a great three years.”

Comeback kid

“One of the things I will do next is keep one foot in the F1 paddock. I’m (currently) still part of the Ferrari family,” he continued.

“We’re trying to have the same things next year; it’s important to stay here and see if there is a chance in 2023. We’re looking for this, and I’d be happy to continue with them.

“Ferrari has been my first family here in F1, they took me from F2 and gave me the first chance to join a team in F1. For me it’s great if I’m still there with them next year. It’s one of the targets.”

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