Pilot Sauber Antonio Giovinazzi in awe of the debut race weekend in Australia.
Today early morning, it was announced that Pascal Wehrlein refused to take further part in the weekend in Melbourne.
Pascal Wehrlein refused to participate in the Grand Prix of Australia
Instead the Germans Swiss team put in the cockpit C36 backup pilot Ferrari, Antonio Giovinazzi, which has replaced the injured Wehrlein in the first block of pre-season tests in Barcelona.
Lewis Hamilton won the pole position in Melbourne
“For me it’s a special day, because I am taking part in his first weekend in F1, said Giovinazzi, who finished in 16th place in qualifying. – I am very happy with my today’s performance. I stopped just fractions of a second from passing to the second segment.
Tomorrow will be a long race in Melbourne anything can happen. I will do my best to achieve maximum result.”
His teammate Marcus Ericsson, who finished in 15th place, said, “Great qualifications for us. Throughout the weekend we worked hard to squeeze the maximum out of the car.
I managed to drive a good lap and that was enough to exit in the second segment.
The second part of the qualification was successful to the point until I made a mistake in the ninth turn. 15-th place – a good result ahead of the start of the first Grand Prix of the season in 2017″.
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