user icon

Giovinazzi handed FP1 drive in Sochi

  • Published on 24 Sep 2018 15:13
  • comments 1
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Antonio Giovinazzi will drive the Sauber C37 this weekend at the Russian Grand Prix during the first practice session. The ninety-minute run will be Giovinazzi's third FP1 outing this season, after already driving the car in Germany and Hungary.

The Italian holds the role of Sauber and Ferrari's reserve driver this season, and has participated in test sessions earlier this year. The 23-year-old will take over Marcus Ericsson's drive for the session, who will return to the seat in the afternoon.

Sauber says that it will announce its second driver soon, having already announced Kimi Raikkonen two weeks ago. It is believed that the second seat will go to either Giovinazzi or Ericsson. However, Italian sources reported on Monday that Sauber would announce Giovinazzi "soon".

Giovinazzi has not raced full-time in a series since finishing in second place to Pierre Gasly in the 2016 GP2 championship. He competed in the GTE Pro class at Le Mans in June and will drive for Extreme Speed Motorsports at Petit Le Mans later this year.

Replies (1)

Login to reply
  • I think their choice is hanging on Gio's performance.

    • + 0
    • Sep 25 2018 - 11:47

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2022

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team Alfa Romeo Racing
  • Points 849
  • Podiums 26
  • Grand Prix 139
  • Country FI
  • Date of b. Oct 17 1979 (43)
  • Place of b. Espoo, FI
  • Weight 62 kg
  • Length 1.75 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2023

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
3 - Mar 5
Bahrain
17 - Mar 19
Saudi Arabia
31 - Apr 2
Australia
28 - Apr 30
Azerbaijan
5 - May 7
United States of America
19 - May 21
Italy
26 - May 28
Monaco
2 - Jun 4
Spain
16 - Jun 18
Canada
30 - Jul 2
Austria
7 - Jul 9
United Kingdom
21 - Jul 23
Hungary
28 - Jul 30
Belgium
25 - Aug 27
Netherlands
1 - Sep 3
Italy
15 - Sep 17
Singapore
22 - Sep 24
Japan
20 - Oct 22
United States of America
27 - Oct 29
Mexico
3 - Nov 5
Brazil
17 - Nov 19
United States of America
24 - Nov 26
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2023

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
3 - Mar 5
17 - Mar 19
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
31 - Apr 2
Australia Albert Park
28 - Apr 30
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
5 - May 7
United States of America Miami International Autodrome
19 - May 21
26 - May 28
Monaco Monte Carlo
2 - Jun 4
16 - Jun 18
30 - Jul 2
Austria Red Bull Ring
7 - Jul 9
United Kingdom Silverstone
21 - Jul 23
Hungary Hungaroring
28 - Jul 30
25 - Aug 27
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
1 - Sep 3
Italy Monza
15 - Sep 17
22 - Sep 24
20 - Oct 22
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
27 - Oct 29
3 - Nov 5
Brazil Interlagos
17 - Nov 19
United States of America Las Vegas Street Circuit
24 - Nov 26
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar