Following a difficult start to his first full season in Formula 1, Antonio Giovinazzi has been retained by Alfa Romeo after some very strong performances since the summer break.
He’s outqualified team-mate Kimi Raikkonen on four occasions since Spa and has scored the only points for Alfa Romeo since the action resumed at Spa with a P9 at Monza and P10 in Singapore. He also led for 4 laps during the race at Marina Bay.
Antonio Giovinazzi: “I am very happy to be staying with the team for 2020. I am grateful for the incredible level of support I received in my first full season in Formula One: everyone in the team has stuck by my side since I joined and I am really looking forward to continuing our journey together. We learned a lot this year and I am confident we can make a big step forward next season. I won’t be a rookie anymore so there won’t be any excuses for me: I want to be competitive right from the start of the championship and repay the confidence the team has shown in me.”
Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal of Alfa Romeo Racing: “Antonio has done really well this year and I am extremely pleased to be able to confirm he will stay with Alfa Romeo Racing for 2020. The way he has integrated into the team and has consistently improved throughout his first full season in the sport are very promising and we cannot wait to unlock his full potential as we continue to work together. Antonio has emerged as a very quick driver, even alongside as tough a benchmark as Kimi, and we expect him to develop even further as his experience grows. His technical feedback, work ethics and positive approach will help us continue to push our team forward, and so will the consistency of an unchanged line-up for next season.”
Together again in 2020! 👏 Alfa Romeo Racing extends its relationship with @Anto_Giovinazzi into next year’s @F1 Championship.— Alfa Romeo Racing (@alfaromeoracing) November 4, 2019
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