Giovinazzi setting higher targets for 2020 season

Date published: January 7 2020 - Mark Scott

Antonio Giovinazzi almost sealed his Alfa Romeo fate after crashing out at Spa.

Antonio Giovinazzi wants to be a consistent points scorer in 2020 as he continues to try and impress both Alfa Romeo and Ferrari.

Giovinazzi was retained as Kimi Raikkonen’s team-mate at Alfa Romeo for the 2020 season despite strong suggestions that he was going to be replaced.

The Italian, who is still technically on the books at Ferrari, did eventually impress the Scuderia with his late-season improvement, but Mattia Binotto still wants to see more before considering him for a Ferrari seat alongside Charles Leclerc.

And Giovinazzi feels he will be “more ready” for the challenges ahead now that he has shaken off his rookie tag.

“One [goal] for next year is to be in the top 10 more consistently,” Giovinazzi told the official Formula 1 website.

“Take maybe one, two points every race, and that will make the difference for the end of the season.

“Next year, I will be more ready. I know already everything from one season, so I need to just be more consistent and get more points.

“When you start also [higher up the grid] it’s much easier to stay there, and I think this is [also] where we need to focus, on Saturdays.

“Starting [higher up] on Sunday can be the key, and we need to do it.”

“It was one of the best results for me and for the team as well, so [I was] really happy with this.

“The motivation at the end of the season is going always quite down. Everyone is quite tired, but with this great result I saw all the people, the mechanics, their motivation again [got] higher.”

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