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Spa crash nearly sealed Giovinazzi's Alfa fate

Alfa Romeo team principal Frederic Vasseur said that Antonio Giovinazzi's late crash in the Belgian GP last year almost cost him his seat. The Italian competed in his first full F1 season in 2019, and after a poor first half of the season where he was outclassed by team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, Giovinazzi would step it up after the summer break and earned himself an extension for the 2020 campaign. But, that extension very nearly didn't happen after he crashed out of the Belgian GP on the penultimate lap – as it happened his P9 in Italy a week later was what saved him. “It [the crash at Spa] was a big shock for everybody in the team because it was a good opportunity,” Vasseur told...
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