Antonio Giovinazzi believes Alfa Romeo deserve to be scoring podiums after they revealed their 2021 challenger on Monday. The Italian enters his third full F1 campaign and knows he needs to perform to retain his place on the grid.
There has been little change at Alfa Romeo with the same driver line-up and management as last year. This continuity is something Giovinazzi is hoping to benefit from.
"Having two full seasons with the team means that I already know much better the people around me, so that our work can be better," said Giovinazzi. "Of course, the target is still the same: scoring a lot of points together. My dream would be to score a podium with this team, that would be at the top of our list, but first we need to see where we are in terms of performance and speed.
"Of course, we know it may once again be a tricky one, but I am confident the hard work we all did during the winter in the factory will pay off. "
The 2020 season ended late in the middle of December meaning the drivers have had less time than usual to prepare for the upcoming season.
Giovinazzi has revealed he's been training very hard, knowing that he has to improve on last year's performances when he scored four points.
"I managed to do a lot of physical work with my personal trainer, cycling a lot and also in the gym," added Giovinazzi. "Right now, with the restrictions brought on by COVID, that was not as easy as it would normally be, but I think I have done the best job possible in these circumstances.
"The car will be quite similar to last year, so we can focus immediately on trying to do as many laps and collect as much data as we can and be ready in top shape for the first race."