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Antonio Giovinazzi

Giovinazzi: An amazing race weekend for me

Antonio Giovinazzi

Sauber rookie Antonio Giovinazzi finished 12th on his Formula 1 debut, at the season opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, after coming in as a late replacement on Saturday when Pascal Wehrlein withdrew because of fitness problems.

“It was a good race, and I am happy with my performance,” Giovinazzi said. “My objective was to gain more experience and collect mileage in the car. I want to thank the Sauber F1 Team and Scuderia Ferrari again for this opportunity. It was an amazing race weekend for me.”

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Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn said it was an impressive performance from the young Italian driver in his first F1 race, “He showed his potential as well as what the car is capable of. The lap times were quite satisfying.”