Shortly after the team announcement Alfa Romeo de F1 about the arrival of the Chinese Guanyu-Zhou to the structure in 2022, the Italian Antonio Giovinazzi, who thus lost his place in the team, exposed his annoyance when saying that in the category it was ruthless because in it "Send the money."
That statement that Giovinazzi made on his social networks called a lot of attention to the Máxima paddock to the point that Fred vasseur, head of the team, came out to answer him on the program This Week that drives Will buxton.
“I saw the comments… Honestly, I'm not a big fan of this kind of attitude. The team and Alfa Romeo gave him the opportunity to do three seasons in F.1. Tons of drivers would have dreamed of doing it ”, said the team-manager.
“Now he will have other challenges. He will have to do well on that other challenge and perhaps return to F.1 in the future. But it is a small world and we have to continue being professionals ”, He added making it clear that in F.1 this type of attitude is not forgiven.
Vasseur also referred to 2022, where the team that runs Clean will have as main driver the Finn Valtteri Bottas. “When he signed with us I knew it would be difficult for him to get the same results as with Mercedes. But, on the other hand, we offered him something a little different: that he be the center of the project and the key driver ”, said.
“I think it is important for Valtteri to have this position in a team. When you are the teammate of Lewis (Hamilton) you know perfectly well that it will not be an easy place and that you will be a bit in the shadow of your teammate… For him this will be an important step ”, culminated.