Alfa Romeo rides high in the 2019 Bandini Trophy
The twenty-sixth edition of the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy took place over the weekend. The event involved over 15,000 people and culminated with the prize awarded to Antonio Giovinazzi as the best new driver of the year in Formula 1.
The Italian Alfa Romeo Racing team driver added his name to a list of legendary drivers who won this prize in past editions. Previous Bandini Trophy winners include champions of the calibre of his current team-mate Kimi Räikkönen, Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Jacques Villeneuve, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. In his category, Giovinazzi is a successor to Bottas and Verstappen.
Giovinazzi and Alfa Romeo moved and excited the public also during his drive to the town on the slopes of the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines. On Saturday afternoon, at the head of the caravan of vehicles driving from Faenza, Giovinazzi drove the Alfa Romeo Racing single-seater. As a result, spectators were able to thrill to the unmistakable power-roar of a nearby Formula 1 car and admire its superb bodywork colours.
Antonio Behind Giovinazzi came an "Alfa Romeo Racing" Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.