Giovinazzi facing 10-place grid drop in Baku

Date published: April 25 2019

Antonio Giovinazzi facing 10-place grid drop in Baku

Antonio Giovinazzi is reportedly facing a 10-place grid penalty at the Azerbaijan GP with Alfa Romeo expected to put new control electronics in his C38.

Giovinazzi, signed by Alfa Romeo for this year’s championship, hasn’t had much luck in 2019 when it comes to reliability.

The Italian took his second control electronics last time out in China with Alfa Romeo fitting his C38 with new control electronics but the old specification from Ferrari.

With the Scuderia having updated control electronics, which both Ferrari and Haas drivers used in China, Alfa Romeo are expected to change to the new spec this weekend in Baku.

And that, at least for Giovinazzi, means a 10-place grid penalty.

The 25-year-old is not letting the possible penalty get him down.

“I’m going to Baku pumped up and with some good vibes,” said the Italian.

“I have very good memories as I won two races when I drove in GP2, I like the track and I hope that I can improve my performance and get the maximum potential out of the car.”

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