Thursday, April 6, 2017

F1: A New "Super Sub" emerges at Sauber

By now you're aware of Sauber F1 driver Pascal Wehrlein's lingering injury from last year's Race Of Champions, (ROC) for which the Mercedes "Junior" Driver's failed to recover to full 100% F1 fighting Fitness to date.

With Pascal ruling himself out of racing Down Under at Melbourne after running Friday's Free Practise sessions, Ferrari Test/Reserve Driver Antonio Giovinazzi was inserted into the Sauber F1 cockpit, and will now deputize once again for the injured German at this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix, and most presumably Bahrain, which follows a week after in the season's first Back-to-Back outing.

And just who is this Italian who was making his Formula 1 race debut at age 23, becoming the first Italian Gran Primo Piloto' on the grid since Trulli Scrumptious, nee Jarno Trulli retired at the end of 2011 behind the keyboard of one of those warring Lotus Renault squads entries. As it'd be wonderful to have an Italian driver back on the grid fulltime next year.

Although I must confess that whenever I hear the term Super Sub', my mind immediately brings up thou original Super Sub Roberto Moreno, not to mention Oriol "Suitcase" Servia...