Connect with us

2019 F1

Struggling Giovinazzi will never give up



Antonio Giovinazzi has vowed to “never give up” in his quest to improve and succeed in Formula 1.

The Italian rookie immediately impressed when he stepped in at short notice at Sauber in 2017 for the then injured Pascal Wehrlein. But he also made waves by crashing in both qualifying and the race in China.

Backed by Ferrari, 25-year-old Giovinazzi sat out 2018 as a test driver, but has returned this year for his first full-time race season with Alfa Romeo.

However, of the ten teammate pairings in 2019, only Williams’ Kubica and Giovinazzi – whose teammate is Kimi Raikkonen – are struggling so conspicuously.

Nevertheless, last weekend Giovinazzi was presented with the prestigious annual Lorenzo Bandini trophy. It has been won in the past by Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and other top drivers.

“The roll of honour is daunting. Receiving this award is a great honour but above all a great responsibility,” Giovinazzi is quoted by Italy’s Autosprint.

Only Giovinazzi and the two Williams drivers are yet to score a single point in 2019. Raikkonen, Giovinazzi’s teammate, has scored 13.

“We need to do better and show that we deserve to be part of it,” Giovinazzi added.

“I have always believed that hard work is the only secret to achieving great goals and I am sure that this time it will not be any different.”

Team physio Josef Leberer, famous for working with Ayrton Senna, told Blick newspaper that Giovinazzi “desperately needs a sense of achievement”.

Giovinazzi insisted: “I never lose confidence. I know that we can do it as a team.

“Only those who do not fight have already lost, and we will never give up.”



Latest Results

Latest F1 News

2019 F17 hours ago

Hamilton steps back from claims of racism

Lewis Hamilton has distanced himself from suggestions that the British media has an attitude with “racist undertones” about Lewis Hamilton....

2019 F18 hours ago

Gasly ‘perfect’ at Silverstone – Horner

Pierre Gasly thinks he has put his F1 career back on track. After Austria, Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko said...

2019 F18 hours ago

McLaren to remain independent – Seidl

McLaren is determined to remain “independent”. That is the view of the British team’s new boss Andreas Seidl, following comments...

2019 F18 hours ago

F1 selecting tracks for money not racing

F1’s drivers should have more say about which circuits host the races. That is the view of Lewis Hamilton, following...

2019 F18 hours ago

F1 allowing hard racing again

Formula 1 may now be allowing “hard racing” once again, according to Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. In Austria, the young Monaco-born...

2019 F12 days ago

2019 British GP Race Results

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton wins a record sixth British Grand with an incredible home victory. Pole sitter Valtteri Bottas finished...

2019 F15 days ago

2020 race seat for Ocon 100 Percent sure

Esteban Ocon’s chances of returning to the Formula 1 grid next year stand at “100 per cent”. That is the...

2019 F15 days ago

Berger not sure Hamilton best ever driver

Gerhard Berger is not so sure that Lewis Hamilton is the best F1 driver of all time. This year, Lewis...

2019 F15 days ago

Ricciardo not ready to sign new Renault deal

Daniel Ricciardo says he is not ready to sign a contract extension at Renault. In the past days, the Australian...

2019 F15 days ago

Haas title sponsor terminates F1 deal

Haas’ controversial title sponsor has pulled the plug. In a single bizarre tweet, Rich Energy announced that the deal has...

Most Popular is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media