Antonio Giovinazzi says he wants to put the memories of his dismal 2017 Chinese Grand Prix behind him by scoring his first F1 points this weekend.
He crashed during qualifying at the race at the Shanghai International Circuit two years ago while substituting for the injured Pascal Wehrlein at Sauber.
Giovinazzi handed the seat back to Wehrlein at the nest round and didn’t race in F1 again until he rejoined the team, now called Alfa Romeo, as a full-time driver at the beginning of this season.
“I was sure this question would come up,” said Giovinazzi when asked about his previous visit to Shanghai. “Qualifying was the last corner,” he recalled, “but then in the race was on the straight aquaplaning so nothing I could do.”
He said he took…