Alpine may also check Giovinazzi
Who desires to drive an Alpine F1? The seat of the A521 final season is unquestionably seeing lots of people go by, and Antonio Giovinazzi is among the many subsequent on the listing. The Italian has been invited to the check day that the French workforce will arrange on the Hungary on the finish of the month and turns into, in reality, a candidate to switch Fernando Alonso subsequent season.
Alpine has been planning for some time to run its 2021 single-seater in Budapest as a part of its program devoted to younger drivers, however the appointment takes on better significance within the present context of the switch market. Member of the Alpine Academy, Jack Doohan was logically the primary to seem on the listing of individuals.
Nonetheless, IndyCar driver Colton Herta ought to be a part of the exams, nonetheless within the hope of profitable a Tremendous License which might enable him to drive with AlphaTauri subsequent 12 months… and thus persuade Crimson Bull to launch Pierre Gasly to hitch Alpine. A state of affairs, nevertheless, nonetheless very hypothetical, which forces the Enstone workforce to work on different options.
It’s on this capability that Nyck de Vries also needs to participate within the exams, the place he’ll due to this fact even be joined by Antonio Giovinazzi. The profile of the Italian driver would tick the “expertise” field talked about by Laurent Rossi, CEO of Alpine, with Motorsport.com : “We have to discover a driver who can rating large factors from the beginning. That mainly leads us to an older driver however who’s on the similar time capable of develop with us. So these are the factors we’re making use of in the mean time. “
Antonio Giovinazzi was noticed within the Alpine hospitality at Monza final weekend and he stays linked to Ferrari to at the present time, which allowed him to acquire two follow classes in EL1 with Haas on the finish of the season. Nevertheless, he can be launched by the Scuderia if a seat was provided to him elsewhere. After his participation in free follow for the Italian Grand Prix, the ex-Alfa Romeo driver is because of return to the wheel of the Haas subsequent month in Austin.
“I need to be there subsequent 12 months, that is for certain, it is no secret, nevertheless it’s less than me”he recalled. “We’ll see what we will do, and proper now my focus is on doing a very good job in these two classes. One is finished, now there’s one other.”
With Adam Cooper
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