With the majority of seats locked down for the 2018 season, F1’s most recent debutant, Antonio Giovinazzi is still without a drive. Armed with an abundance of talent, it actually highlights the lack of teams currently on the grid, rather than any of his shortcomings.
That being said, there are still one or two opportunities available to the Italian driver, but backing from Ferrari is likely to be pivotal.
In 2016, Giovinazzi showed the F1 paddock his racing pedigree with a brilliant GP2 campaign, finishing 2nd in the standings behind Pierre Gasly. Continue reading
The Mercedes Driver Development Programme took a self-inflicted, but somewhat temporary blow over the winter. Junior drivers Pascal Wehrlein & Esteban Ocon were overlooked for Williams driver Valtteri Bottas, to replace retiring F1 champion Nico Rosberg in the silver arrows. A decision that has already been justified, with Bottas winning the Russian GP. However, with an unstable drivers market looming for the 2018 grid and beyond, can Wehrlein or Ocon make the final step in the same way that Verstappen, Ricciardo & Vettel have done at Red Bull? Continue reading