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Antonio Giovinazzi Extends his Alfa Romeo Racing Contract in Formula 1

Antonio Giovinazzi - Alfa Romeo Racing Team
Antonio Giovinazzi – Alfa Romeo Racing Team

Antonio Giovinazzi extends his Alfa Romeo Racing contract in Formula 1, this was announced by Alfa Romeo. The Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi will fly high the Alfa Romeo colors in the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship, racing alongside world champion Kimi Räikkönen. This was announced during the presentation of the new MY2020 Giulia and Stelvio cars against the splendid backdrop of Valle d’Itria in Apulia. 

Alfa Romeo Racing team’s announcement coinciding with today’s location and event was not coincidental: indeed Alfa Romeo decided to present the most important new products of the year in the birthplace of the Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi to further consolidate the connection that continues to bind the Alfa Romeo brand and Sauber Motorsport.

MY2020 Giulia and Stelvio

The limited edition special series Alfa Romeo Racing Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio was developed because of the technical partnership, the ultimate expressions of the highest performing versions in the range was both sold out immediately.

The new MY2020 Giulia and Stelvio are fruit of the further developments in technology and style applied to two models recognised as benchmarks in terms of dynamics and driving pleasure in their respective categories. 

“WE ARE PARTICULARLY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE ABOUT THE RENEWAL OF ANTONIO GIOVINAZZI’S CONTRACT WITH ALFA ROMEO RACING DURING THIS IMPORTANT OCCASION FOR ALFA ROMEO. THE ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE FROM SPECTATORS AND THE IMPROVEMENT IN THE RESULTS ON TRACK HAVE CONFIRMED THAT THE ALFA ROMEO RACING TEAM IS ON THE RIGHT ROAD, A FINE AMBASSADOR FOR THE TRADITION OF EUROPEAN TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE AND ITALIAN STYLE. FOLLOWING ANTONIO’S CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH THE TEAM, WE EXPECT TO CONTINUE MAKING PROGRESS, BOTH TECHNICALLY AND ON TRACK, AND ADD TO ALFA ROMEO’S LONG AND GLORIOUS HISTORY IN FORMULA 1.”

– MIKE MANLEY, CEO OF FCA

“ANTONIO HAS DONE REALLY WELL THIS YEAR AND I AM EXTREMELY PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO CONFIRM HE WILL STAY WITH ALFA ROMEO RACING FOR 2020. THE WAY HE HAS INTEGRATED INTO THE TEAM AND HAS CONSISTENTLY IMPROVED THROUGHOUT HIS FIRST FULL SEASON IN THE SPORT ARE VERY PROMISING AND WE CANNOT WAIT TO UNLOCK HIS FULL POTENTIAL AS WE CONTINUE THIS JOURNEY TOGETHER. ANTONIO HAS EMERGED AS A VERY QUICK DRIVER, EVEN ALONGSIDE AS TOUGH A BENCHMARK AS KIMI, AND WE EXPECT HIM TO DEVELOP EVEN FURTHER AS HIS EXPERIENCE GROWS. HIS TECHNICAL FEEDBACK, WORK ETHICS AND POSITIVE APPROACH WILL HELP US CONTINUE TO PUSH OUR TEAM FORWARD.”

– FRÉDÉRIC VASSEUR, TEAM PRINCIPAL OF ALFA ROMEO RACING AND CEO OF SAUBER MOTORSPORT AG

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