Antonio Giovinazzi

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Antonio Giovinazzi
2014 F3 HockenheimringII Antonio Giovinazzi by 2eight DSC7611.jpg
Antonio Giovinazzi in 2014
Born (1993-12-14) 14 December 1993 (age 24)
Martina Franca, Italy
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityItaly Italian
Active years2017
TeamsSauber
Entries2 (2 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry2017 Australian Grand Prix
Last entry2017 Chinese Grand Prix
2017 position22nd (0 pts)
Previous series
2016
2015–16
2015
201315
2013
2012
2012
GP2 Series
Asian Le Mans Series
DTM
European Formula 3
British Formula 3
Formula Pilota China
Formula Abarth
Championship titles
2015
2012
Masters of Formula 3
Formula Pilota China

Antonio Giovinazzi (born 14 December 1993) is an Italian racing driver. He was the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship runner-up and raced with Prema in the 2016 International GP2 Series, again finishing runner-up with five wins and eight overall podiums. Giovinazzi was chosen by Scuderia Ferrari to be their third and reserve driver for the 2017 season. He made his competitive début for Sauber at the 2017 Australian Grand Prix, replacing Pascal Wehrlein. He also replaced Wehrlein at the following Chinese Grand Prix as Wehrlein continued his recovery.[1] Giovinazzi signed a contract to race full-time for Sauber in 2019.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

He raced in karting from 2006 to 2012 and became the champion in the Italian National Trophy 60cc and Euro Trophy 60, both in 2006.[2]

Formula Pilota China[edit]

Giovinazzi began his single seater career by competing in Formula Pilota China in 2012.[3] He finished as the overall champion in his debut season with a total of six wins. He also raced for the BVM team in the last round of the 2012 Formula Abarth season at Monza. Despite winning two races and finishing in second place in one, he did not receive any points since he was a guest driver.[4]

FIA Formula 3 European Championship[edit]

Giovinazzi at the Hockenheimring round of the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship

In 2013, he participated in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with the Double R Racing team.[5] He scored his first points at Brands Hatch after finishing 11th and 9th in two out of three races.[6] In 2014, he signed with Carlin to compete in the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season.[7]

British Formula 3 Championship[edit]

He also competed in the 2013 British Formula 3 season alongside Sean Gelael.[8] He claimed his maiden win in F3 at Silverstone.[9]

Masters of Formula 3[edit]

He made his debut in the 2013 Masters of Formula 3 on 7 July 2013, finishing in the 10th position.[10]

GP2 Series[edit]

Giovinazzi joined the series with Prema Powerteam for the 2016 season alongside Red Bull Junior and 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series runner-up Pierre Gasly.[11]

After a poor start by finishing outside the points and losing reverse grid pole in the first two rounds, Giovinazzi scored victories in both the feature and sprint races in Baku, becoming the first driver to do 'the double' since Davide Valsecchi in 2012.

Giovinazzi took pole position from his teammate Gasly at Spa, and won the Sprint Race after Gasly had won the feature race on Saturday.[12][13] At Monza, he took pole position, but was disqualified from the session due to a technical infringement. Despite starting from the back of the grid, he won in the Feature Race after a mix up involving the safety car that worked in his favour.[14]

Giovinazzi took the lead of the championship at Sepang by overtaking Sergey Sirotkin late on for his 5th win of the season.[15] However, Pierre Gasly's victory in the Abu Dhabi feature race meant that Gasly led by 12 points into the final race.[16] Giovinazzi finished the final race ahead of Gasly as Alex Lynn won the race, however, after making a poor start, he was unable to overturn the 12-point gap, and Gasly won the championship by 8 points.[17]

Had Giovinazzi won the championship, he would have been the first rookie champion since Nico Hülkenberg in 2009.[18] He would also have been the last ever GP2 champion as the series would become FIA Formula 2 Championship for 2017.

Formula One[edit]

Giovinazzi testing for Haas during the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix.

In September 2016, it was announced that Giovinazzi would perform simulator work for Scuderia Ferrari.[19] In December, Giovinazzi was confirmed as Ferrari's third driver.[20] He participated in pre-season testing for the 2017 season with Sauber. During the Australian Grand Prix, Giovinazzi substituted for Pascal Wehrlein, who did not feel fit enough for a complete race distance due to his training deficit[21] as a result of a crash at the 2017 Race of Champions. Giovinazzi finished 12th on his debut.[22] His debut meant he was the first Italian driver to start a Formula One race since Jarno Trulli and Vitantonio Liuzzi at the 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix. Sauber announced Wehrlein would again be replaced by Giovinazzi for the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix, where he crashed out during both qualifying and the race.[23] Giovinazzi also participated in a number of free practice sessions over the course of the 2017 and 2018 seasons.[24] He will partner Kimi Räikkönen at Sauber for the 2019 season.[25]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2012 Formula Pilota China Eurasia Motorsport 18 6 7 6 13 229 1st
Formula Abarth BVM 3 2 0 0 3 0 NC†
2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Double R Racing 30 0 0 0 0 31 17th
British Formula 3 Championship 12 2 0 0 7 135 2nd
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 10th
2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 33 2 2 3 7 238 6th
2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 33 6 4 4 20 412.5 2nd
Masters of Formula 3 1 1 1 1 1 N/A 1st
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Phoenix 2 0 0 0 0 0 25th
2015–16 Asian Le Mans Series Jagonya Ayam with Eurasia 2 2 1 0 2 51 3rd
2016 GP2 Series Prema Racing 22 5 2 2 8 211 2nd
European Le Mans Series SMP Racing 1 0 0 0 0 10 24th
FIA World Endurance Championship – LMP2 Extreme Speed Motorsports 2 0 0 0 1 30 20th
2017 Formula One Sauber F1 Team 2 0 0 0 0 0 22nd
Haas F1 Team Test driver
Scuderia Ferrari
2018 24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Pro AF Corse 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
Formula One Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Test driver
Scuderia Ferrari

As Giovinazzi was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete FIA Formula 3 European Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 DC Points
2013 Double R Racing Mercedes MNZ
1

22†
MNZ
2

12
MNZ
3

13
SIL
1

DSQ
SIL
2

DNS
SIL
3

11
HOC
1

12
HOC
2

Ret
HOC
3

24
BRH
1

11
BRH
2

16
BRH
3

9
RBR
1

15
RBR
2

23
RBR
3

Ret
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

23
NOR
3

Ret
NÜR
1

18
NÜR
2

16
NÜR
3

10
ZAN
1

14
ZAN
2

Ret
ZAN
3

11
VAL
1

9
VAL
2

7
VAL
3

13
HOC
1

17
HOC
2

7
HOC
3

6
17th 31
2014 Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Volkswagen SIL
1

12
SIL
2

8
SIL
3

5
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

2
HOC
3

5
PAU
1

7
PAU
2

4
PAU
3

10
HUN
1

23†
HUN
2

6
HUN
3

5
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

9
SPA
3

11
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

9
NOR
3

7
MSC
1

13
MSC
2

16
MSC
3

10
RBR
1

2
RBR
2

16
RBR
3

1
NÜR
1

3
NÜR
2

1
NÜR
3

Ret
IMO
1

5
IMO
2

3
IMO
3

Ret
HOC
1

4
HOC
2

2
HOC
3

5
6th 238
2015 Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Volkswagen SIL
1

2
SIL
2

3
SIL
3

2
HOC
1

1
HOC
2

3
HOC
3

3
PAU
1

2
PAU
2

3
PAU
3

1
MNZ
1

4
MNZ
2

Ret
MNZ
3

4
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

9
SPA
3

15
NOR
1

2
NOR
2

22
NOR
3

1
ZAN
1

1
ZAN
2

2
ZAN
3

2
RBR
1

3
RBR
2

2
RBR
3

1
ALG
1

9
ALG
2

8
ALG
3

8
NÜR
1

10
NÜR
2

2
NÜR
3

13
HOC
1

6
HOC
2

1
HOC
3

3
2nd 412.5

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters results[edit]

(key) (races in bold indicate pole position) (races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2015 Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM HOC
1
HOC
2
LAU
1
LAU
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
SPL
1
SPL
2
MSC
1

19
MSC
2

21
OSC
1
OSC
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
25th 0

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

(key) (races in bold indicate pole position) (races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2016 Prema Racing CAT
FEA

18
CAT
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

11
MON
SPR

18
BAK
FEA

1
BAK
SPR

1
RBR
FEA

Ret
RBR
SPR

5
SIL
FEA

2
SIL
SPR

4
HUN
FEA

2
HUN
SPR

17
HOC
FEA

8
HOC
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

6
SPA
SPR

1
MNZ
FEA

1
MNZ
SPR

3
SEP
FEA

1
SEP
SPR

4
YMC
FEA

5
YMC
SPR

6
2nd 211

Complete European Le Mans Series results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2016 SMP Racing LMP2 BR Engineering BR01 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
5
IMO RBR LEC SPA EST 24th 10

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2016 Extreme Speed Motorsports LMP2 Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL SPA LMS NÜR MEX COA FUJ
4
SHA
2
BHR 20th 30

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 WDC Points
2017 Sauber F1 Team Sauber C36 Ferrari 061 1.6 V6 t AUS
12
CHN
Ret
BHR RUS ESP MON CAN AZE AUT 22nd 0
Haas F1 Team Haas VF-17 Ferrari 062 1.6 V6 t GBR
TD
HUN
TD
BEL ITA SIN
TD
MAL
TD
JPN USA MEX
TD
BRA
TD
ABU
TD
2018 Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber C37 Ferrari 062 EVO 1.6 V6 t AUS BHR CHN AZE ESP MON CAN FRA AUT GBR GER
TD
HUN
TD
BEL ITA SIN RUS
TD
JPN USA MEX
TD
BRA
TD
ABU –* –*

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2018 Italy AF Corse Finland Toni Vilander
Brazil Pipo Derani
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo GTE
Pro
341 20th 5th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chinese Grand Prix: Antonio Giovinazzi replaces Pascal Wehrlein for second race". 3 April 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Antonio Giovinazzi". eurasiamotorsport.com. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Giovinazzi 2012 Formula Pilota China Champion". eurasiamotorsport.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Nicolas Costa is the new champion. Race 3 to Giovinazzi". Acisportitalia.it. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Double R confirms three car FIA F3 European Championship Entry". doublerracing.co.uk. Archived from the original on 22 October 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Giovinazzi earns Double R's first European Championship points". doublerracing.co.uk. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  7. ^ Arnau, Viñals Vendrell (19 December 2013). "Giovinazzi, King, Blomqvist and Gelael with Carlin at F3". FormulaRapida.net. Archived from the original on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Three car British F3 return confirmed for Double R". doublerracing.co.uk. Archived from the original on 8 August 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Superb Silverstone weekend delivers first win of year for Double R". doublerracing.co.uk. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Giovinazzi finishes top 10 on Masters of F3 debut". doublerracing.co.uk. Archived from the original on 17 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  11. ^ "European F3 runner-up Antonio Giovinazzi gets Prema GP2 seat". Autosport. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  12. ^ Beer, Matt. "GP2 Spa: Giovinazzi snatches pole from Prema team-mate Gasly". Autosport.com. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  13. ^ Beer, Matt. "Spa GP2: Antonio Giovinazzi completes clean sweep for Prema". Autosport.com. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  14. ^ "GP2 Monza: Giovinazzi storms from back to win with last-lap pass". Autosport.com. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  15. ^ "GP2 Malaysia: Antonio Giovinazzi takes championship lead with win". Autosport.com. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  16. ^ "Gasly braced for 'tough' GP2 title showdown". GPUpdate.net. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  17. ^ "Gasly crowned GP2 champion, Lynn wins race". GPUpdate.net. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  18. ^ "The path to F1: how Prema Powerteam conquered the 2016 junior single seater scene". www.jamesallenonf1.com. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  19. ^ "Giovinazzi gets Ferrari simulator run". 5 September 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  20. ^ "Giovinazzi joins Ferrari F1 team as third driver". 19 December 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  21. ^ "Pascal Wehrlein not to start at the Australian Grand Prix". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  22. ^ "Wehrlein suffers scary Race of Champions crash as Vettel wins again". Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  23. ^ SauberF1. "Preview – 2017 Formula One Heineken Chinese Grand Prix & Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix". Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  24. ^ F1, STATS. "Antonio GIOVINAZZI - Involvement • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  25. ^ "Antonio Giovinazzi: Italian to partner Kimi Raikkonen at Sauber next season". 25 September 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mathéo Tuscher
Formula Pilota China
Champion

2012
Succeeded by
Aidan Wright
Formula Masters China
Preceded by
Max Verstappen
Masters of Formula 3
Winner

2015
Succeeded by
Joel Eriksson