Antonio Giovinazzi admits he has found it difficult to adjust back to F1 after two years largely out of competition.Ferrari’s simulator driver. He said it has been “not easy” to get used to driving in competitive sessions again and he finds he “loses a little bit [on] the push lap in qualifying”.
“It’s just so many things that you can study and try to learn,” Giovinazzi explained. “It’s not only the [flying] lap, you need to learn the warm-up, the out-lap, brakes, managing the traffic.
“It’s quite complicated so I need just time to learn these kinds of things. It’s not really easy to come after two years without racing. These are the things you need to improve and this is what I’m doing.”
Giovinazzi said he is paying close attention to team mate Kimi Raikkonen to see how he can improve.
“I think to also have Kimi as a team mate is a good reference. When I stop in the garage, watch his data and try to see what I can improve.
“[I’ll] just keep working like that and I think all the things will come together and then it will be just a lot more easy to have a good result.”
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