Why Giovinazzi's lack of progress has taken him out of the F1 game
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Why Giovinazzi's lack of progress has taken him out of the F1 game

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With Guanyu Zhou taking the final seat left for the 2022 Formula 1 season at Alfa Romeo, incumbent Antonio Giovinazzi is out of a drive. Although Zhou's backing has helped sweeten the deal, Giovinazzi's F1 form has stagnated throughout his three years in the championship.

One person gets eliminated, and more cash is added to the pot for the next game.

This, of course, refers to Antonio Giovinazzi’s Formula 1 career running out of rail as Guanyu Zhou picks up the Alfa Romeo reins for 2022 alongside Valtteri Bottas. Zhou, currently second in this year’s Formula 2 title fight, will bring with him youthful exuberance and flair with him – along with a healthy supply of backing from his native China.

Hence, the tortured opening to this column in a vain attempt to shoehorn in a Squid Game metaphor, mainly to underline how cruel the world of F1 is.

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