Official: Alfa Romeo confirms Giovinazzi exit

Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA) Alfa Romeo Racing. 11.09.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 14, Italian Grand Prix, Monza
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Alfa Romeo has officially announced that Antonio Giovinazzi will leave the team at the end of the current season after three seasons at the team.

When he lined up for the team on the Melbourne grid in 2019, Giovinazzi became the first Italian driver to compete in a full F1 season in eight years.

He's completed a total of 59 races, including two for Sauber in 2017 when he made his debut in place of an injured Pascal Wehrlein.

He will now have three more outings in Formula 1 before ending his tenure with the team.

"Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN wishes Antonio, a great team-mate and a fantastic person, the best for his future endeavours as he embarks on a new chapter of his career," the team said in a press release on Tuesday morning

โ€œSaying goodbye to a driver is never easy, especially so in the case of Antonio, who has been part of the team for so long," added Frรฉdรฉric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN.

"As we part ways, we will cherish the memories of the good times and learn lessons from the bad ones, knowing these moments all made us grow together as a team.

"We wish Antonio the best for his future after the 2021 season: before then, we still have three races to achieve some good results together and finish the year strongly.โ€

The press statement described Giovinazzi as s "popular driver with team personnel and fans alike" and added that he had been "an incredible professional throughout his experience with the team."

The driver recorded a best result of fifth in the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix and memorably led the flood-lit Singapore GP in his debut season.

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