Giovinazzi: I apologise to the team for what happened

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Sauber driver Antonio Giovinazzi, substituting for injured Pascal Wehrlein, walked away from a scary last corner crash during Q2 of qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix and immediately apologised to his team.

In the wake of crashing into the wall after clipping the grass in the final turn of the Shanghai International Circuit, Giovinazzi explained in a media release, “It was a disappointing ending to qualifying. It was all good until the last corner of my final lap.”

“I was already in Q2 and improving my lap time, but I pushed a bit too much, touched the grass in the exit of the last corner and then lost the rear of the car. I apologise to the team for what happened.”

“Tomorrow I will do my best to put in a good performance,” added Giovinazzi who impressed in his short notice debut at the season opener in Melbourne.