Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne retains hope that Antonio Giovinazzi will get a full-time seat in Formula 1.
The Scuderia were unable to turn Sauber into a full feeder team with two Ferrari-backed drivers after the Swiss team kept hold of Marcus Ericsson in favour of bringing in Giovinazzi alongside Charles Leclerc.
Haas have closed the door on Giovinazzi becoming a reserve driver for them again in 2018, meaning the Italian will be doing double duty for both Ferrari and Sauber – but ultimately in a reserve role.
“Giovinazzi is a good guy, and it’s just a question time. He should get his chance,” said Marchionne.