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Giovinazzi handed Sauber FP1 chance in Germany

17 Jul 2018

He made his Grand Prix debut with Sauber in 2017, and now Antonio Giovinazzi is set to return to the cockpit of one of the Swiss team’s cars at the forthcoming German Grand Prix.

The Italian, 24, will take over Marcus Ericsson’s car for the opening practice session at Hockenheim on Friday, before handing it back to the Swede for Friday afternoon’s FP2.

Giovinazzi, who is Ferrari’s third driver, last drove F1 machinery back in May when he completed two days of testing at Barcelona following the Spanish Grand Prix, the first for Sauber and the second for Ferrari.

His last FP1 appearance, in Abu Dhabi last year, was one of seven practice appearances in 2017 for Haas, who like Sauber are powered by Ferrari.