Antonio Giovinazzi: When I got the call from Sauber, I thought it was a hoax

Антонио Джовинацци: Когда мне позвонили из Sauber, я подумал, что это розыгрыш

Reserve pilot Ferrari, Antonio Giovinazzi talked about his first reaction to the offer to participate in race weekend in Australia.

Early this morning it became known that Pascal Wehrlein will not be able to continue further participation in the weekend, in connection with which the Sauber had to find a replacement for the German.

Pascal Wehrlein refused to participate in the Grand Prix of Australia

The Swiss team turned to Antonio, who was replaced by Wehrlein in the cockpit C36 on the first block of pre-season tests in Barcelona.

Giovinazzi, was 16th at the end of qualifying in Melbourne. Antonio was a chance to get to the second segment, but on his final lap, which he passed with the improvement of time, there was a mistake in the penultimate turn.

Antonio Giovinazzi: This is a special day for me

“I got a call this morning – said the Italian. I also received a text message from Ferrari and his Manager. They informed me last night, but it was already too late – at that moment I was asleep. I only found out this morning when I woke up.

At first I thought it was a prank. But then I realized that it was true, then came here and tried to take in the work with the engineer and team.

Honestly, I still can’t believe were here. I’ve dreamed about this since childhood”.

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