Antonio Giovinazzi seems to have become the bet for Italy to recover a place in the Formula 1. And it is Ferrari who else is doing their part for that to happen, despite the traditional history of disagreements with the pilots of their own nationality.
confirmed Sergio Marchionne, President of Ferrari, who admitted to be “talking with our customers so that Antonio can drive in some Friday”. Such teams are Sauber and Haas, guests of the Scuderia in the matter of engines.
For his part, Antonio Giovinazzi is delighted to have the opportunity to grow as a rider in a team with so much history and that, in addition, two pilots of great prestige and experience. “I Still can’t imaginármelo. I think that it will only be real when it’s really put me on the red uniform and I feel for the first time in the car. I have Not known yet (Vettel and Räikkönen), but working next to two World Champions will be a fantastic experience. The next year is primarily to gain experience, show attention to all the details and to grow as a driver”, said in a statement to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Giovinazzi also had words of appreciation for Ricardo Gelael, one of the main architects of his rise in the world of racing. Gelael is the owner of the division’s asian KFC and has driven economically the career of the Italian and her son: Sam Gelael. “it Is true, without him (Ricardo Gelael) nothing would have been possible. Would have remained as a pilot of karting, but I was appointed guardian of his son, we became friends and, since then, has always supported me”. Gelael has been linked to the purchase of a considerable part of the team Manor and Giovinazzi would be one of the riders with options to become a pilot holder, if the completion of the operation.