Giovinazzi doesn’t look at other options for 2022 despite Alfa Romeo headquarters uncertain


Antonio Giovinazzi says he hasn’t thought about what he’ll do in 2022 if he doesn’t keep his place at the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN team for a fourth consecutive season.

The only unconfirmed seat on the Formula 1 the grid for next season is at Alfa Romeo, with Giovinazzi among those hoping to be chosen to drive alongside Finn Valtteri Bottas, who joins the team for 2022 in place of retirement Kimi raikkonen.

FIA Formula 2 front runner Guanyu Zhou is rumored to be the favorite for the seat, with the Alpine academy driver believed he had significant funding behind him to ensure he would become the first full-time Chinese driver in Formula 1. Another Formula 2 star, the Frenchman Théo Pourchaire, is already part of the Sauber Junior Team and has also been linked with a quick promotion to Formula 1.

However, Alfa Romeo has not hinted at his future squad, and Giovinazzi enters the home stretch of the 2021 season knowing he will have to do the best job possible to stay in contention for the seat.

“To be honest, for now I want to focus on keeping this seat in Formula 1”, Giovinazzi told So if in the worst case I would start thinking about for the next year.

“But for now I just want to focus on my job here in F1 and try to keep my place. The only thing I can do is just drive and score more points and I hope that will be. sufficient. “

If he doesn’t get the green light, Giovinazzi’s future outside of Formula 1 should still be tied to Ferrari, with the Italian being a long-time member of his squad.

This could mean a stint in their sports car team and a return to endurance racing, with Giovinazzi having experienced the 24 hours of Le Mans back in 2018 in a Ferrari 488 GTE Evo for AF Corsica next to Toni Vilander and Pipo Derani, the trio finishing fifth in the GTE Pro category.


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