Italian Antonio Giovinazzi felt after the Mexican Grand Prix that Alfa Romeo’s strategy had hurt him. There were bad words, there was talk of sabotage. Team boss Fred Vasseur is disappointed.
China between Alfa Romo and Antonio Giovinazzi is broken, no doubt the Italian has long known that he will not be with Alfa Romeo again in 2022. After the Mexican GP, Giovinazzi became angry: He believes the race strategy failed by Alfa Romeo cost him points.
Italian Antonio Giovinazzi returned from Mexico’s first round of GP in sixth place, but when the checkered flag fell after 71 rounds at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, the Ferrari student was only eleven without points. Giovinazzi then criticized his team, as only pilots are well aware that they have no future there. After the end of the race, Giovinazzi reported angrily and sarcastically on the radio: “Hello people, thank you for the good strategy.”
Later, the southern Italian said: “I’m very sad because we could have closed with both cars today. In my opinion, the strategy was not quite right. We stopped very early, which in itself was not a mistake, but after that I was stuck in traffic. it didn’t work – very scary. “
He added on Twitter Sunday evening: “Sometimes it’s easy to see positive, sometimes it’s hard, today it’s impossible.”
Italian media even used the word sabotage, which is ironic: no race team can deliberately reduce their chances of earning points strategically; Especially when a team like Alfa Romeo hopes to trap Williams in the championship standings.
Alfa Romeo team boss Fred Vasseur is unhappy: “Of course, our strategy with Antonio was not good. If you are ranked 6th and end up in 11th place, then it is clear that something went wrong. We misjudged the situation and agreed immediately. . “
“But I’m surprised when I hear such feelings, especially since we told Antonio the reasons for our action. . “