(Motorsport-Total.com) – When looking for a successor for Sebastian Vettel Carlos Sainz emerged as the clear favorite of Ferrari and was awarded the contract. 2021 / 22 He will go to the Initiate alongside Charles Leclerc for the Scuderia. The title of Antonio Giovinazzi has rarely or never appeared in this change scenario.
The Italian has been connected to Ferrari since 2017. At that time he started his job as a replacement pilot, completed test drives and extensive simulator tasks. 2019 he rose – with the help of Ferrari – to become a regular driver at Alfa Romeo. In his rookie season he collected 14 points, a fifth place battle his best result.
It was not enough for a promotion to Ferrari in the Formula 1 season 2021. Team boss Mattia Binotto emphasizes in conversation with ' Sky Sport Italia ': “Antonio is a boy whom I respect very much . ” But because he has only completed a full season, a change to the factory team is too early for the 26 year old .
“I think that takes too much responsibility,” says Binotto. “But he mustn't let his head hang. We trust his growth and we will help him with it. He is part of our plans, but he still has to gain experience in Formula One.” 2020 Giovinazzi will continue to do so at Alfa Romeo.
However, the competition for a cockpit in view of the talents that Ferrari promotes in the junior racing series, not less in the future. In Formula 2, the manufacturer is sending five young drivers into the race this season, including reigning Formula 3 champion Robert Schwartzman and Mick Schumacher.