|P.o.B.||Martina Franca, Italy|
|D.o.B.||14 December 1993|
|Date of Death|
|Début||2016 Barcelona Feature Race|
|Titles||0 (2nd 2016)|
|GP2 Series Career|
|Entries||22 (0 Starts)|
|First Win||2016 Baku Feature Race|
Antonio Giovinazzi (born 14 December 1993) is an Italian racing driver, who previously competed in the FIA GP2 Series in 2016, finishing runner-up to teammate Pierre Gasly. A Ferrari Academy Driver before, during and after his time in GP2, Giovinazzi would only compete in the GP2 series for a single season, before securing a role in Formula One from 2017 onward.
Giovinazzi started his racing career after seven years of karting, joining Formula Pilota China in 2012. Six wins and a series of strong performances gave him a début title, with the Italian promoted to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in 2013. He also competed in the British Formula 3 Championship that season, taking a maiden win at Silverstone, as he finished as runner up in Britain.
A switch of teams and priorities in 2014 saw Giovinazzi become a title contender in the European F3 Championship, as he claimed two wins on his way to sixth. 2015 started brightly too, with the Italian leading the Championship at the halfway mark, before getting the call to drive in the DTM with Audi in Moscow. He was to continue in Formula 3 until the end of the season, securing second, while also claiming the Championship in the Masters of Formula 3 race.
GP2 Series History
Post GP2 Series Career
Giovinazzi would not return for the new FIA Formula 2 Championship for 2017, having secured a test/reserve role with Ferrari in Formula One. He duly went on to make two starts for the Sauber F1 team at the start of the season, racing in-place of Pascal Wehrlein. A quiet 2018 saw Giovinazzi make only one notable appearance in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Ferrari, before securing a full F1 seat in 2019 with Alfa Romeo Racing.
Full GP2 Series Record
Shown below are a series of tables outlining Antonio Giovinazzi's career in the GP2 Series in statistical form.
GP2 Series Entries
The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Antonio Giovinazzi during their GP2 career:
|Antonio Giovinazzi's Overall GP2 Series Record|
|2016||Prema Racing||20||Dallara GP2/11||2nd||211|
Below is a table showing Antonio Giovinazzi's full GP2 Series record.
|FIA GP2 Series Record|
Videos and Images:
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 'European F3 runner-up Antonio Giovinazzi gets Prema GP2 seat', autosport.com, (Haymarket Media, 19/01/2016), https://www.autosport.com/f2/news/122532/giovinazzi-gets-prema-gp2-seat, (Accessed 02/06/2019)
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- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 'Antonio Giovinazzi', wikipedia.org, (WikiMedia, 29/08/2015), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Giovinazzi, (Accessed 30/08/2015)
- ↑ Ziegler, Stefan, 'F3 leader Giovinazzi to replace Scheider at Moscow', motorsport.com, (Motorsport.com Inc., 28/08/2015), http://www.motorsport.com/dtm/news/f3-leader-giovinazzi-to-replace-scheider-at-moscow, (Accessed 29/08/2015)
- ↑ 'F1 2019: Antonio Giovinazzi to partner Kimi Raikkonen at Sauber', skysports.com, (Sky UK, 25/09/2018), https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/11508265/f1-2019-antonio-giovinazzi-to-partner-kimi-raikkonen-at-sauber, (Accessed 25/09/2018)