The other Ferrari driver troubling a world champion

The other Ferrari driver troubling a world champion

On paper, Antonio Giovinazzi's start to life as a full-time Formula 1 driver has not been good. But the signs of progress were there even before his points breakthrough in Austria

One of the major storylines of the current Formula 1 season has been that of a young Ferrari driver piling the pressure on a famous world champion and threatening to usurp his position as team leader. The tussle between Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel potentially has long-lasting significance, which could yet become the legacy of 2019.

But this battle is echoed by a far-lower-profile version in the midfield. For much of the season, it has been a question of out of sight, out of mind for Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi, whose main achievement before finishing 10th in last weekend's Austrian Grand Prix was being the only driver not cursed with a Williams seat to have failed to score a point.

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