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Sauber F1 team principal Monisha Kaltenborn has confirmed Antonio Giovinazzi will stay on as a reserve driver, but was “surprised” by his performance in Australia.
Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn has strongly defended Pascal Wehrlein’s late withdrawal from the Australian Grand Prix.
Having impressed in his F1 debut, Antonio Giovinazzi says he would be happy to do another race with Sauber but concedes that is not his job.
Sauber team boss Monisha Kaltenborn says she doesn’t understand how Kevin Magnussen escaped without a penalty when he collided with Marcus Ericsson in Australia.
Fernando Alonso was running in the top 10 before being forced to retire, while there was a double DNF for Haas.
Former team-mates Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg fell short in Melbourne as they dropped out of qualifying in Q2 while Sauber were slowest of all.
Antonio Giovinazzi was delighted with his showing in qualifying after being a late substitute for Sauber following Pascal Wehrlein’s withdrawal.
Pascal Wehrlein has defended his decision to withdraw from this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix, saying he was “not feeling comfortable” to race this weekend.
Pascal Wehrlein will miss the rest of the Australian GP weekend after admitting he is not fit enough to complete a full race distance and will be replaced by Antonio Giovinazzi.
Sergio Perez narrowly missed out on a top ten berth in Friday’s Melbourne practice while Fernando Alonso was P12 for McLaren.