Antonio Giovinazzi To Race For Alfa Romeo Sauber in 2019 – Alongside Kimi Raikkonen
In the world of Formula 1, things change fast and this week, there’s a new signing for the Alfa Romeo Sauber team who have announced that Antonio Giovinazzi will be racing alongside Kimi Raikkonen for the 2019 season – a strong driver lineup, it has to be said…
Here, you can see the full announcement fro the Sauber team along with an interview from Antonio Giovinazzi on his signing with the team.
Announcement – ALFA ROMEO SAUBER F1 TEAM
Alfa Romeo and the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team are delighted to announce that Antonio Giovinazzi will race alongside 2007 Formula One World Chmapion Kimi Raikkonen – completing the team’s driver line-up for the 2019 season.
Following it’s tradition of discovering and nurturing young talents, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team has appointed the Italian driver, who has worked with the team for the past two years, to race in place of Charles Leclerc, for 2019.
The decision to elect Antonio Giovinazzai is particularly significant in the scope of the project that this season saw the return of Alfa Romeo to the pinnacle of motorsports after a hiatus of over 30 years. The coming together of Alfa Romeo and the Italian driver was natural, also considering the strong bond that has tied Giovinazzzi to the brand from an early age.
The source of national pride considering that several years have passed since an Italian driver competed in Formula One.
Making his debut in Formula 1 with Sauber in 2017 at the Australian Grand Prix, Giovinazzi has since competed with the Swiss team on one more occasion – the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix. Furthermore, her has completed several tests and FP1 sessions for the team – having proven his talent and sharing the goal of achieving ambitious results together with the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team.
Antonio Giovinazzi: “I am delighted to be joining the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team – this is a dream come true and it’s a great pleasure to have the chance to race for this team.”
“As an Italian, it’s a huge honour for me to represent a brand as iconic and as successful as Alfa Romeo in our sport. I would like to thank the Scuderia Ferrari and the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team for giving me this great opportunity.”
“I am very motivated and cannot wait to start working towards achieving great results together.”