The Italian has misplaced his seat for 2022 to well-funded Chinese language driver Guanyu Zhou, who’s making the step up from Formula 2 to be Valtteri Bottas’ teammate.
Zhou’s promotion is known to have been eased by backing from Chinese language sponsors, which guarantee Alfa Romeo of a finances that Giovinazzi himself couldn’t have matched.
After a profession the place Giovinazzi has battled the chances to make it to the highest on expertise alone, having by no means had rich supporters to bankroll him, the Italian is clearly disillusioned to have seen his grand prix profession come to an finish.
Posting on his social media channels, Giovinazzi stated he would push on till his closing F1 race – however there was no denying about a few of the components that he believed had contributed to his exit.
“F1 is emotion, expertise, automobiles, danger, velocity,” he wrote, posting a picture of himself sitting in a toy Ferrari automotive as a baby. “However when cash guidelines it may be ruthless.
“I imagine within the shock of an surprising outcome, of huge or small victories achieved thanks to at least one’s dedication. If this was my first image on a F1, the final nonetheless needs to be taken.”
In addition to any short-term sponsorship that Zhou brings with him, Alfa Romeo has brazenly spoken about how China’s first F1 driver might open up large industrial alternatives for the entire of grand prix racing.
Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo Racing C41
Picture by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images
Staff principal Fred Vasseur informed Autosport: “All people’s excited. It is not nearly Alfa Romeo, Orlen or one other one, you already know that everyone’s attempting to develop industrial hyperlinks with China, and that is the easiest way to do it.
“It is far more about potential. It could possibly be a lot sooner than ’23/’24. For us and our gross sales division, it is an enormous alternative, and now we have to work on it.”
F1 lately made it clear that it was totally dedicated to the way forward for the Chinese language Grand Prix, having rolled over its ongoing contract until the end of 2025.
Giovinazzi’s future is unclear, however as a member of Ferrari’s younger driver academy he might take a reserve and take a look at driver function with the F1 squad alongside potential sportscar alternatives. There may be an opportunity for him in System E.