Antonio Giovinazzi: “This feels really good”

by Paul Hensby

Antonio Giovinazzi admitted he felt good after reflecting on a strong weekend in Zandvoort that saw him become the twenty-fifth winner of the Masters of Formula 3 at the circuit.

The Jagonya Ayam with Carlin driver led from start to finish in the feature race on Sunday, and praised his team for giving him a good car throughout the event that saw him able to pull away from fellow Carlin racer George Russell.

“For sure this feels really good,” revealed Giovinazzi.  “I was focused on the start which around here is even more important than normal.

“I focused on my pace and Carlin gave me a strong car that I was able to push with every lap. I saw George was close behind me at the start so I was having to give 100% and my laps were still good at the end, thanks to a strong car. To be the first Italian to win this race is a great thing.”

Giovinazzi’s focus returns now to the FIA European Formula 3 Championship which resumes this weekend at the Nurburgring with the Italian sitting second in the championship, albeit 44.5 points behind Felix Rosenqvist.

“Now the focus is to win the FIA Formula 3 European Championship,” said Giovinazzi.  “Today we enjoy this but tomorrow we start work on Nurburgring. I’m confident we will fight tooth and nail in the last part of the season.

“This weekend in Zandvoort was totally positive for us, since we demonstrate we are in the best shape to participate to the last battles of the FIA F3 European Championship.

“In current year the Jagonya Ayam with Carlin’s team and I won together some of the most important F3 events, such as the Pau GP last May and, today, the Zandvoort’s Masters of F3.

“Moreover, we already won a championship’s race in Zandvoort, last July. I think it couldn’t be a best way to apply ourselves in the final rush of the season.”

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