Giovinazzi gets Ferrari baptism of fire at Fiorano


Italian hopeful Antonio Giovinazzi made his official debut as a Ferrari driver a Fiorano today.

The GP2 Series runner-up, who has been praised by the likes of Jean Alesi, drove a 2015 SF15-T in an FIA approved test, the purpose of which was to compare data acquired in the simulator and on the track.

"It was a wonderful feeling as this was my first time driving a Formula 1 car," said Giovinazzi.

"For an Italian, driving out of the pits in a Ferrari is an amazing experience. The actual testing was very interesting, with so many procedures to follow.

"But the guys in the team were very nice to me and extremely helpful and that made everything much easier. I’d like to thank the whole team."

The 23-year-old was nominated as the Scuderia's third driver at the end of last year, and will be waiting in the wings for an eventual call.

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