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Vasseur: Giovinazzi departure will not end Ferrari ties

Alfa Romeo's Formula 1 ties to Ferrari will remain close despite the replacement of Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi with China's Guanyu Zhou next season, according to team boss Frederic Vasseur. Ferrari provide Alfa's engines and Giovinazzi came through the Italian team's academy. His departure means the Swiss-based team will have no Ferrari-backed driver for the first time since 2017, when Sweden's Marcus Ericsson and Germany's Pascal Wehrlein were there. Alfa, the team who were Sauber before the rebranding, gave a debut to Ferrari protege Charles Leclerc in 2018. Finland's Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 world champion who is retiring at the end of this year, joined from Ferrari in 2019...
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