Giovinazzi clear on 2021 targets

04 February 2021 21:06:04 GMTPlus10

Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi says he has clear goals for the 2021 Formula One season, as he aims to impress his Ferrari bosses.

The Italian made his F1 debut for the Ferrari-powered Alfa team in 2019 and he has retained his seat for a third season, as he pursues a long-term dream of becoming a Ferrari driver.

It's pretty clear to Ferrari, they want me to keep making progress as a driver.

Antonio Giovinazzi

He scored 14 points in his first season, compared with a tally of 43 for experienced team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, but the team struggled to kick on from those performances in 2020.

A lack of engine power left them trailing in their rivals' wake and Giovinazzi and Raikkonen managed just four points apiece.

Despite last year's disappointing results, Ferrari were keen to see the 27-year-old Giovinazzi given another opportunity with Alfa Romeo and he knows he must improve his performances if he is to earn a place at F1's top table.

Ferrari signed Carlos Sainz to partner Charles Leclerc in 2021, but Giovinazzi told the Dutch edition of Motorsport.com that he knows what his bosses expect from him this season.

"It's pretty clear to Ferrari, they want me to keep making progress as a driver and scoring results," he said. "It's clear from my side too, so that's my goal for the season.

"On the other hand, I just want to work well with the team again, as we have done in the past two seasons. It is nice to work together again, also with Kimi. In this way it is easier to make progress as a driver."

Ferrari are 101.00 to win the constructors championship in 2021, with Red Bull 4.50 and Mercedes 1.16.

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