Alpine may also take a look at Giovinazzi

Alpine may also take a look at Giovinazzi

Who needs to drive an Alpine F1? The seat of the A521 final season is certainly seeing lots of people go by, and Antonio Giovinazzi is among the many subsequent on the record. The Italian has been invited to the take a look at day that the French group will manage on the Hungary on the finish of the month and turns into, the truth is, 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 look on the record of contributors.

However, IndyCar driver Colton Herta ought to be part of the exams, nonetheless within the hope of profitable a Tremendous License which might permit him to drive with AlphaTauri subsequent yr… and thus persuade Crimson Bull to launch Pierre Gasly to hitch Alpine. A state of affairs, nevertheless, nonetheless very hypothetical, which forces the Enstone group to work on different alternate 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 : “We have to discover a driver who can rating huge factors from the beginning. That principally leads us to an older driver however who’s on the identical time capable of develop with us. So these are the standards 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 this present day, which allowed him to acquire two observe periods in EL1 with Haas on the finish of the season. Nonetheless, he can be launched by the Scuderia if a seat was provided to him elsewhere. After his participation in free observe 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 wish to be there subsequent yr, that is for positive, it is no secret, nevertheless it’s lower than me”he recalled. “We’ll see what we will do, and proper now my focus is on doing a great job in these two periods. One is completed, now there’s one other.”

With Adam Cooper

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