“Everyone recognized positively the work Giovinazzi did last season.”
These were the first words by Gian Carlo Minardi when asked by www.minardi.it about the future of the young driver from Martina Franca who this year will have the role of third driver for both Ferrari and Alfa Romeo-Sauber. It will be a season “on the bench” for the young man from Apulia but the manager from Faenza says he is confident.
“I am sad that Antonio is still a spectator at this stage. If I still had a team I would probably have given him his debut a few years ago. His situation is muddled, but a lot will depend on Ferrari’s beginning to the season as we have a Raikonnen on the verge of forty years of age who, should he not give some sign of confirming what is expected of him, could set off an earthquake of changes of drivers’ seats. I am moderately optimistic about his future,” continued the ex constructor from Faenza.
Giovinazzi took part in a Formula E rooky test on Marrakesh’s street circuit and was left positively impressed. However he confirmed he still wants to concentrate on the F1 world championship.
“Antonio wants to continue his career in F1 and for now there is no desire to take the direction of electric racing, either by him or by Ferrari,” concluded Minardi.