Alfa Romeo team principal Frederic Vasseur discussed with Antonio Giovinazzi his comments after announcing he’ll be replaced by Guanyu Zhou for the 2022 season.


  • Giovinazzi had reacted on Twitter about his replacement, saying it is ruthless when money rules the sport.
  • Vasseur said the financial aspect is part of the sport and that he was not very happy about the italian’s reaction.

What he said:

  • “Yes, you can imagine that I was not very happy, but on the other hand, I can understand that it was quite emotional for him. We had a discussion. Now he knows perfectly that he has to stay focused in the next three events – that it will be important for him, that motorsport is a small world if you want to come back in F1 he has to show that motivation… is still there.”
  • “But now regarding the fact that motorsport is driven by sponsors, it’s not new, that I think every single team on the grid they have sponsors, they have finance, and we have to deal with it – but we have all the same target that at the end is to perform. It’s part of the job.”

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