Frederic Vasseur thinks that his driver Antonio Giovinazzi has improved comparing to the 2020 Formula 1 season.

The 2021 F1 season is going quite well for the Alfa Romeo Racing driver Giovinazzi – he has scored the team’s only point after his brilliant performance in Monaco. The team boss Vasseur acknowledges the Italian’s progress and supposes that the concentration on his own results helped him. Furthermore, his feedback is very useful for the team.

“I think so, because the feedback from Antonio is quite solid,” he told Motorsport.com’s Italian edition.

“Probably one of the issues he had in the past was that he was too focused on Kimi as a reference, and he has to be focused on himself.”

“I think the big change he had over the last 12 months is that when he did this kind of move to say ‘OK, now let’s be focused on myself, I am doing the job, I’m able to do the job, and if I am at 100% of my capacity, I will do a decent job’. And he did this change of approach.”

“It is not easy, because very often the first reference is your teammate, and now he’s taking his own position into the team. And this is also important for us.”

Vasseur also emphasized Giovinazzi’s qualifying performance.

“He clearly did a step in between the two seasons, but it was already like this in the second part of 2020.”

“If you have a look, he did a decent qualy, except Imola where he had the issue [being overtaken by Nikita Mazepin at the end of the out lap].”

“But the other qualys he was leading the team. And it’s important for us to have the stability, as we said before, that I think that Antonio is growing up, he is improving.”

“He was a bit… I don’t know if unlucky is the right word, but we had too many issues during the race to score points, but at least the pace was there.”

“And most important is that we have 23 races, and if the pace is there we’ll score points. Antonio is doing a good job.”

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