Antonio Giovinazzi: Italian signs extension at Alfa Romeo for 2020

Nov 07, 2019 703

BY: Andrew Benson

Italian Antonio Giovinazzi will stay at Alfa Romeo for his second Formula 1 season next year. The 21-year-old will again partner veteran Kimi Raikkonen, who will be heading into the final year of his contract in 2020. The decision to retain Giovinazzi probably ends the F1 career of German Nico Hulkenberg, at least for a year.

The only seat yet to be filled is the second Williams alongside George Russell. That is expected to go to rookie Nicholas Latifi. Giovinazzi, who is a member of the Ferrari driver academy, had an erratic start to his rookie season and there was pressure from within the Alfa Romeo team at one point to take Hulkenberg instead for 2020.

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