Antonio Giovinazzi has been dominated out of what would have been his closing Components E race on account of a hand harm incurred in yesterday’s race on the 1988 Olympic Stadium in Seoul.
He will likely be changed by Jaguar reserve driver Sacha Fenestraz for in the present day’s 2022 season finale.
Dragon Penske driver Giovinazzi is known to have suffered the harm in a collision throughout race one with Antonio Felix da Costa’s DS. It’s believed the harm was then exacerbated by later contact with Alexander Sims’ Mahindra.
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Giovinazzi was initially handled on the circuit medical centre and was seen with a strapped proper hand after the race wherein he parked his Penske EV-5 six laps earlier than the top.
He was then transferred to a neighborhood hospital and underwent scans which revealed the extent of his harm.
Sims was given a 5-second penalty for his half within the contact which occurred at Flip 1, whereas da Costa was cleared over his shunt with Giovinazzi within the stadium part simply after Flip 11 when the Italian ducked offline to take his assault enhance.
The Race understands that each Envision and Jaguar’s respective reserve drivers Tom Blomqvist and Fenestraz have been approached final evening as potential back-up plans to race in the present day.
Whereas it’s believed that Blomqvist dominated himself out of the opportunity of driving for Dragon to focus on his duties with Envision, Fenestraz has been be drafted into the No.99 Penske cockpit having been launched from his Jaguar commitments.
“We have been joyful to assist our fellow staff at Dragon Penske by releasing our reserve driver Sacha Fenestraz to race in the present day in Seoul,” stated a Jaguar assertion.
“We want Gio a speedy restoration and a constructive day behind the wheel for Sacha.”
Franco-Argentine 23-year-old Fenestraz is ready to be unveiled as a 2023 Nissan driver shortly, successfully changing Envision certain Sebastien Buemi who calls time on his eight seasons with the e.dams run operation later in the present day.
Components 1 convert Giovinazzi’s first and presumably solely season in Components E will subsequently come to a untimely finish after a marketing campaign wherein he has retired from eight of the 15 races he has taken half in. He’s presently the one driver, apart from Norman Nato who has changed Sam Hen at Jaguar for one occasion solely, to not rating a degree this season.
His greatest consequence got here in Monaco when he completed sixteenth and he has been outqualified 10-5 by team-mate Sergio Sette Camara.
Giovinazzi is known to be a attainable possibility for Ferrari’s line-up in its 2023 World Endurance Championship Hypercar programme, which is presently in an preliminary testing part.
He has long-standing Ferrari affiliations and has remained an F1 reserve and simulator driver for it after shedding his seat with the Ferrari-powered Alfa Romeo staff on the finish of 2021.
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