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Antonio Giovinazzi

Giovinazzi asking team 'every week' about his future

Antonio Giovinazzi is the only F1 driver not to know his fate beyond 2021, with Alfa Romeo yet to confirm who will race alongside Valtteri Bottas at the team next year.

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Antonio Giovinazzi admits he has been asking Alfa Romeo for an update on his future "every week".

The Italian's seat is the only unconfirmed spot on the 2022 grid, with the team yet to announce whether he will remain or if another driver will be brought in to race alongside Valtteri Bottas, who joins on a multi-year contract from Mercedes.

Understandably, Giovinazzi is keen to find out his fate as soon as possible.

"I'm trying to ask every week [about my future], but there's still no news yet, no answer," Giovinazzi told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"So unfortunately it is like this. For sure it's not ideal to come to the track [when] you don't know what you will do next year, [and you don't know] what will happen.

"But it's like this, and hopefully we can know [if it's] bad or good news soon, so at least we [will] know what will happen, and [it] will be better for everyone, I think, in the team."

Whilst the situation is stressful, Giovinazzi feels that there is not a lot he can do other than drive to the best of his ability.

"For sure it's not easy," he explained. "But it's nothing that I can do.

"The only thing I can do is drive fast in the car, bring the results [in], and then it is not my decision.

"I think it's more for Fred [Vasseur, Team Principal at Alfa Romeo] than for me."

2021 marks Giovinazzi's third season with Alfa Romeo. In 2019, he scored fewer points than teammate Kimi Raikkonen, but the pair ended 2020 on an equal footing, with both scoring only four points each.

As things stand this year, Giovinazzi has one point to his name, whilst Raikkonen – who will retire from F1 at the end of 2021 – has six points.

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