Giovinazzi set to affix Alpine F1 check at Hungaroring

The Italian, who’s already carefully linked with a drive at Haas, has emerged as a potential candidate for the seat left vacant by Fernando Alonso.

Alpine is operating the 2021 A521 used for its driver improvement programme on the Hungarian GP venue.

The workforce’s protege Jack Doohan, who would have participated within the check anyway, could have an opportunity to strengthen his declare to the F1 race seat.

As beforehand reported, additionally scheduled to run are Italian GP star Nyck de Vries, and IndyCar driver Colton Herta, who continues to be making an attempt to get a superlicence that may permit him to race for AlphaTauri subsequent 12 months.

It is assumed that Alpine is giving the American some mileage as a part of an effort to assist Herta set up his F1 credentials and in the end safe the AlphaTauri seat, thus permitting Pierre Gasly to maneuver to Alpine.

If that does not occur Giovinazzi, de Vries and Doohan are all apparent candidates, with the Italian in a very good place if as Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi has indicated the workforce in the end opts for somebody with extra expertise.

Antonio Giovinazzi, Haas F1 Team

Antonio Giovinazzi, Haas F1 Workforce

Photograph by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Pictures

Nonetheless, by ending ninth in his first race final weekend de Vries has put himself excessive on the lists of all groups that at present have vacant seats.

“We have to discover a driver that is able to scoring large factors straight away,” Rossi informed in Monza of the workforce’s driver choice course of.

“This mainly leads us in direction of a extra senior driver if you’ll, however on the similar that’s succesful to develop with us. So these are the factors we use in the meanwhile.

“Otmar [Szafnauer] is main the method, seeing all the drivers, discussing with them, assessing choices, assessing them right here, probably assessing them in checks. So I suppose it will be a course of that’s going to final slightly bit.

“We need to make the appropriate resolution and there is not any hurry.”

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Giovinazzi, who was noticed within the Alpine hospitality unit in Monza, stays a Ferrari-contracted driver, which has helped his trigger with Haas. Nonetheless, he could be launched if he was assured a race seat elsewhere.

A strong exhibiting in FP1 for Haas in Italy gave the previous Sauber and Alfa Romeo a well timed increase, and he’s due a second outing in Austin.

“I need to be right here subsequent 12 months for positive, it is not a secret, nevertheless it’s not on my palms,” he stated at Monza. “So let’s have a look at what we are able to do, and for now I concentrate on doing an incredible job in these two periods. One is over, now we’ve one other one.”

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