Sauber F1 Team confirms Antonio Giovinazzi as Kimi's teammate
Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team announces today that Antonio Giovinazzi will take the seat next to Kimi Raikkonen in their team in the 2018 Formula 1 season. The 24-year-old Italian will be promoted from a role of the third driver in Scuderia Ferrari while current Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson will stay with the team as the third driver and brand ambassador.
Antonio Giovinazzi, who was runner-up to Pierre Gasly in the 2016 GP2 Series, already raced for Sauber twice last season as a replacement for injured Pascal Wehrlein at Australian Grand Prix and Chinese Grand Prix. In the meantime, he was a test driver with Haas F1 Team and then joined Scuderia Ferrari as the third driver.