Why Alfa's ousted F1 driver can be "happy" despite losing his drive
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Why Alfa's ousted F1 driver can be "happy" despite losing his drive

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Antonio Giovinazzi's Formula 1 career has reached a crossroads as the Italian heads out of the Alfa Romeo exit door for Formula E. While disappointed to have lost his drive to Guanyu Zhou after what he believes was his best of the three years he spent with the team, he's mostly glad to have reached the hallowed F1 grid at all...

People like Antonio Giovinazzi don't really make it to Formula 1 nowadays. A native of a small South Italian town Martina Franca, he's one of the few of the series' debutants in recent years who don't fit the mould of what Lewis Hamilton famously described as a "billionaire boys' club". Forget buying his son an F1 team - Giovinazzi's father couldn't afford to pay for a season in Formula Abarth.

So did the now former Alfa Romeo driver believe 10 years ago, at the end of his karting career, that he would one day make it to F1 and spend three seasons on the grid, partnering Kimi Raikkonen?

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