Antonio Giovinazzi has been in the Paddock for some years as Ferrari’s third driver before being a full time driver for Alfa Romeo Racing alongside Kimi Raikkonen.
The tifosi have always showed him so much love, especially here in Monza, his home Grand Prix, and now Antonio has the chance to race again in front of his crowd.
“I was waiting for this Grand Prix since the start of the season.” Said Giovinazzi to the media. “I already felt the love coming from the tifosi. The only way to thank them is scoring a good result, and that’s what I will try to do on Sunday.”
Antonio already knows how it feels to win in Monza, as he did it in 2016.
“It was fantastic, Monza’s podium is unique, especially for an Italian driver, and I hope that luck will turn my way even in Formula 1.”
Giovinazzi approaches the weekend after a mistake during the last lap in Spa which costed him some important points.
“I knew I was faster than the drivers next to me. It happened what happened during the last race, but I can only learn from that. Now I’m here, I want to forget Spa and enjoy my home race.”
The rain affected the first Free Practice session this morning and Antonio managed to place his Alfa Romeo Giulia in 11th position and in 17th in FP2.
“FP1 has been pretty difficult, but fortunately we managed to do some laps in wet conditions. We don’t know what the conditions will be on Sunday, so it was good to have a wet track this morning.
“In FP2 we were really close to the midfield teams and tomorrow there will be a tight fight. Our race pace was not too bad, the car was good also on the quali run. We’ll see what will happen tomorrow, but I think we are on the right way.
“I’m confident we have a good car, we need to give our best tomorrow.” Continued the Italian.
The support will be massive for both Alfa Romeo and Antonio, who will have 3 stands in front of his box full of his supporters: his official fan club will attend the event, especially on Saturday and Sunday. The official fan club will color the stands in blue, which reminds of the ITalian footbal's team uniform, with their official t-shirt to support the Apulian driver, and posters are already hanging in front of the Alfa Romeo garage.
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🇮🇹 Ci siamo! Ci attende un weekend ricco di emozioni. Il tanto atteso GP d’Italia è finalmente alle porte 🔥 ⠀ Il 7 e l’8 Settembre, dalle 10:30, saremo tutti lì, a Monza, nelle Tribune 28, 29 e 30 per tifare il nostro Antonio e far vedere di che pasta siamo fatti 😎 ⠀ Siamo carichi come non mai e non vediamo l’ora di ritrovarci e far sentire tutto il nostro calore 💪🏻🐝 ⠀ Ma vogliamo sentire ANCHE VOI! 👉🏼 Facciamo sentire ad Antonio il nostro affetto e diamogli la giusta carica in vista della gara! ⠀ Da questo momento, vi invitiamo ad usare l’hashtag #TuttiPazziPerGiovinazzi OVUNQUE 💪🏻 ⠀ Forza 🇮🇹🐝 ⠀ - ⠀ 🇮🇹 The time has finally come! An eventful weekend is about to start, we are heading to the Italian GP! 🔥 ⠀ On September 7 & 8, you will find us all at 10:30 on the grandstands 28, 29, and 30 to cheer for Antonio and show what we are capable of 😎 ⠀ We are excited as never before and we can’t wait to support him as much as we can 💪🏻🐝 ⠀ But we want to hear from YOU TOO! 👉🏼 Show Antonio your support and cheer him up for the race! ⠀ From now on, we ask you to use the hashtag #TuttiPazziPerGiovinazzi EVERYWHERE 💪🏻 ⠀ Let’s do this 🇮🇹🐝
A lot of surprises are expected from them: they’re already spreading the social media with the official hashtag #TuttiPazziPerGiovinazzi. A lot of surprises are coming from them and Antonio and all the circuit will surely notice this blue stain in front of the garage. Italy is about to prepare a big surprise for Giovinazzi, but the biggest surprise can only come from him.
“There’s a lot of pressure, it’s my home Grand Prix, and a lot of people will be here to support me: my family, friends, but I have to stay focused on the weekend.”