Antonio Giovinazzi wants to forget China 2017 and says it's "in the past"

11-04-2019 16:43
by Louis Shaw
Antonio Giovinazzi wants to forget China 2017 and says it's in the past

Antonio Giovinazzi has said that he hopes he can put the memories of China 2017 to the back of his mind when he takes to the track this weekend. The Alfa Romeo driver instead hopes that he can score his first Formula 1 points and help his team in their midfield constructor battle. Giovinazzi crashed during qualifying two years ago while substituting for Pascal Wehrlein at Sauber.

The 2017 Chinese Grand Prix was Giovinazzi's last race in Formula 1 before stepping up to drive for Alfa Romeo this season. He will hope that he does better this year. 

“I was sure this question would come up,” said Giovinazzi to RaceFans. “Qualifying was the last corner,” he recalled, “but then in the race was on the straight aquaplaning so nothing I could do.”

“I think it’s past now. Of course, it was not the best weekend [for] me. But was just experience for my side. It happened, I think not to forget [it] because in the end was still there, that weekend, but was something that made me better I would say.”

“Now for sure I’m in a different situation,” he said. “I did already two Grand Prix [as an] official driver. I did my winter test. So it’s a different situation.

“I’m looking forward to this weekend, to be honest. After Melbourne and Bahrain where I was really close to getting points now for sure the target for this weekend is to get some points, first points for me in F1.”

Giovinazzi will hope that he can do well this weekend and score his first Formula 1 points. 

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