Antonio Giovinazzi says he is keeping his chin up despite missing out on the Sauber seat for 2018. His fellow Ferrari junior Charles Leclerc is making the full-time step up to F1 next year, but despite the new Alfa Romeo deal, Sauber is sticking with Marcus Ericsson for the other 2018 seat.

“Obviously I was close to Alfa Romeo and it was the best opportunity, but clearly Sauber made a different choice,” the Italian told Radio Sportiva. “However, I will not give up. Even last year I began as a third driver and then I made my debut, so I will try to work to the maximum and support Ferrari and we’ll see what happens,” Giovinazzi added.

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