Ex-F1 Racer Giovinazzi Receives Training Trips From Haas – Motorsport Week

Antonio Giovinazzi will be back at the wheel of a Formula 1 car later this season and will take part in two free practice sessions with Haas.

The Italian rider will take part in FP1 in Italy next month and in the USA in October.

Giovinazzi spent three years in Formula 1 with Alfa Romeo and took a best result at the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix with fifth place but was replaced after the 2021 campaign.

Giovinazzi has been Ferrari’s reserve driver since 2017, having previously finished second in GP2, and retained that role this year after losing his Alfa Romeo seat.

“I’m so happy to have the chance to race in official F1 sessions again,” said Giovinazzi, who previously teamed with Haas for seven practice sessions in 2017.

“Besides driving in the simulator, it’s important to test drive a real car and I can’t wait to put my suit and helmet back on. It will be an opportunity to get acquainted with the new generation cars – it’s the best way to be ready when I’m called as reserve driver.

“Driving on challenging and exciting tracks like Monza and COTA makes it even more exciting. Thanks to Haas F1 Team and Scuderia Ferrari – I look forward to doing my bit for the team that counted on me back in 2017.”

With over 60 grand prix appearances to his name, Giovianzzi’s appearances do not count among the mandatory rookie appearances for every team on the grid this year.

Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner added: “We are delighted to welcome Antonio back to the team for the two FP1 outings.

“Ferrari was keen to place Antonio in a current Formula 1 car at a race weekend and we were of course happy to help.

“We had a similar situation in 2017 with Antonio and Ferrari – the clear difference between then and now is the experience he has had in Formula 1 over the previous three seasons and the feedback he can give us in Italy and America.

“I look forward to seeing Antonio again and having him back with us in the paddock.”

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