Fabrizio Giovanardi

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Fabrizio Giovanardi
Fabrizio giovanardi doningtonpark2014.JPG
Nationality Italian
Born (1966-12-14) 14 December 1966 (age 51)
Sassuolo (Italy)
World Touring Car Cup career
Debut season2006
Current teamTeam Mulsanne
Car no.88
Former teamsUniq Racing with Triple Eight
Starts152
Wins24
Poles2
Fastest laps17
Best finish1st in 2007, 2008
Previous series
2011
2010, 2013
2008
2006
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
199199
198991
1989
1989
1987–88, 1990
STCC
Superstars Series
V8 Supercars
TC 2000
WTCC
WTCC
ETCC
ETCC
ETCC
Euro STC
Euro STC
STW
STW
CET
CET
DTM
Italian Superturismo
International Formula 3000
IMSA GT Championship
Renault 21 European Cup
Italian Formula Three
Championship titles
2008
2007
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1992
BTCC
BTCC
ETCC
Euro STC
Euro STC
Italian Superturismo
Italian Superturismo
CET
Italian Superturismo Class S2

Fabrizio Giovanardi (born 14 December 1966 in Sassuolo) is an Italian racing driver. During his career he has won ten touring car titles, including European and British crowns making him the most successful touring car driver worldwide. He has spent the majority of his career racing for Alfa Romeo and Vauxhall.

Career[edit]

Formula Three[edit]

After winning both the Italian and World Formula C karting titles for 125cc karts in 1986, Giovanardi stepped up to the Italian Formula Three Championship in 1987, driving a Reynard 873 powered by Alfa Romeo for PreMa Racing, where he scored a podium en route to thirteenth position in the championship. He stayed in the series in 1988, where he secured two wins at Vallelunga and Enna-Pergusa and finished third overall in the championship, a point behind runner-up Mauro Martini and two points behind season champion Emanuele Naspetti. He returned to the series in 1990, competing in a single round.

Formula 3000[edit]

In 1989, Giovanardi switched to International Formula 3000 to compete with First Racing and won the race at Vallelunga. Those were his only points however, as he ended up tenth in the final championship standings; failing to qualify for races at Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Le Mans. He continued in the series in 1990 with First Racing, and again ended up tenth in the championship with a best result of second place at Pau. 1991 was his final season, and finished in a three-way tie for eleventh place.

Super Touring Cars[edit]

Giovanardi dabbled into the Superturismo in the 1991 season, competing in a Peugeot 405. He took five Class S2 victories which set him up for a full campaign in the 1992 season. In his first full season, he was champion in the S2 class taking eight race wins and being crowned champion, his first touring car title. He moved into the main class of the championship with Peugeot in 1993, finishing in the top three overall twice (second in 1993 and third in 1994), and winning five races before moving to Nordauto Engineering Alfa Romeo in 1995. In his début season with Alfa, Giovanardi again finished in third place, beating his team-mate Antonio Tamburini in a tie. He also contested one round of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft at the Norisring, driving an Alfa Romeo 155 for the factory Alfa Corse team.

In 1996 he continued to race in Superturismo and he also participated to some rounds of CET always with Nordauto Engineering. He finished fifth in Italy, and one place lower in Spain, taking five wins over the two series. In 1997 he continued in both championship Superturismo and CET driving for the last time Alfa Romeo 155 Ts. He won all four races of CET before that serie was cancelled due to lack of cars and he finished second in Superturismo with five victories behind Naspetti. He got the better of Naspetti in 1998, dominating the Italian championship in the new Alfa Romeo 156 with nine victories and eighteen podium on twenty races. Giovanardi and team-mate Nicola Larini made a guest appearance in the STW at the Norisring, where they both finished outside the top ten placings in both races.

He became again Italian champion in 1999, again beating his BMW rival Naspetti in a thrilling last race in Vallelunga; Giovanardi's advantage at the end of the season was only fourteen points after ten rounds. Giovanardi and Larini made a return to the STW at the series' Italian round at Misano, and the Alfa drivers finished 1-2 in the sprint race before both retired in the feature race. The Superturismo was promoted to become the Euro STC in 2000, and again Giovanardi won the title with Nordauto. Consistency was the key to become again champion in the new Europan Championship Euro STC in 2001, winning just three races and ten podium.

European/World Touring Car Championship[edit]

Giovanardi (#6) and Giuseppe Cirò collide during the first race at Oschersleben in 2005.

In 2002, the European Touring Car Championship returned as a complete entity using the Super 2000 regulations. The regulation change did not hinder Giovanardi as he won a touring car title for the fifth successive season, again at the wheel of an Alfa Romeo. However, he switched to a Ravaglia Motorsport-run BMW for the 2003 season, but struggled with the rear-wheel-drive car taking only three podiums en route to ninth in the championship. Unsurprisingly, Giovanardi returned to the wheel of an Alfa in 2004 as part of a four-car team by Autodelta, the new name for Nordauto. Giovanardi took a single victory at Valencia as he finished sixth in the championship, finishing behind team-mate Gabriele Tarquini, the first such occasion of Giovanardi being beaten by a team-mate.

Giovanardi competing in the 2006 World Touring Car Championship.

With the European series becoming the World Touring Car Championship in 2005 – the first such championship season since 1987 – Giovanardi was part of the Alfa factory outfit, alongside Tarquini, James Thompson and Augusto Farfus, with André Couto joining the quartet at his home round in Macau. Giovanardi took a season-high four victories, as he finished as the highest-placed Alfa Romeo driver in the championship, finishing behind the BMWs of champion Andy Priaulx and Dirk Müller. His final appearance in the series to date came in 2006, when he replaced Pierre-Yves Corthals in Curitiba, Brazil and joined Corthals in Macau for JAS Motorsport; taking a best result of fourth in the opening Macau race.

In 2011, Giovanardi won the European Touring Car Cup at the Salzburgring in Austria. He clinched Hartmann Racing's third consecutive European Touring Car Cup, in a Honda Accord.[1]

British Touring Car Championship[edit]

VX Racing/Triple Eight (2006–2010)[edit]

Giovanardi driving the VX Racing-run Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch during the Oulton Park round in 2006. He is followed closely by Colin Turkington.

With Alfa Romeo pulling out of the WTCC, Giovanardi began searching for a replacement ride for the 2006 season. In late 2005 Giovanardi tested a Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch for the Triple Eight BTCC team at Pembrey in Wales. The team duly signed him, and Tom Chilton up to drive for the team in 2006.[2] Gavin Smith would later join the team, making it a three-car Vauxhall effort.

It was a testing year for the team and Giovanardi, as he came close to a first win at Donington Park before a final-corner collision with West Surrey Racing's Colin Turkington. Giovanardi led into the chicane before an outbraking move by Turkington put him alongside at the apex. Both cut the chicane after the collision, and Turkington got to the line first, taking his second win of the season. Ultimately, his first win – and Vauxhall's 100th in the British Touring Car Championship – came at Knockhill. Fittingly, he was congratulated on live TV by John Cleland, the man who took Vauxhall's first win. He then secured a second win in the series at Brands Hatch; finishing his first BTCC campaign in fifth position, passing James Thompson by a single point at the final meeting of the season at Silverstone. Giovanardi and Chilton both remained with the team into the 2007 season, driving the team's new Vauxhall Vectra in the championship.

Giovanardi driving the VX Racing-run Vauxhall Vectra during the Snetterton round of the 2007 BTCC season.

The Vectra seemed to suit the driving style of Giovanardi better than his young team-mate, with Giovanardi taking ten wins to Chilton's tally of none. Indeed, Giovanardi was involved in a season-long championship battle with SEAT Sport's Jason Plato, with Plato leading 265-256 into the final round, having not finished outside the top eight positions in the first 27 rounds of the championship. In the first two races at Thruxton, Giovanardi led Plato home and thus Plato held a one-point lead going into the final race. With the top seven places reversed on the grid, Plato started sixth and Giovanardi seventh; but it was the Italian who made the quicker progress through the pack, and with his second place compared to Plato's fourth, Giovanardi claimed his first BTCC title by three points.

Giovanardi driving for VX Racing at the Oulton Park round of the 2008 BTCC season.

In 2008, Chilton left for Team Dynamics, and thus Giovanardi was joined by new team-mates Matt Neal (joining from Dynamics) and Tom Onslow-Cole (joining from West Surrey Racing) in a three-car team. Giovanardi was the driver to beat, and sealed the title convincingly at Brands Hatch, with two races to spare; clinching the title with a non-scoring fourteenth position, due to the result of rival Plato (fifth), he could no longer be caught in the title race. Until the first race at Brands, Giovanardi had been on a run of 39 consecutive points finishes which had begun at round 19 of the 2007 season, at Snetterton in late July. He failed to score a top ten finish in the entire round, after failing to start in the second race and finishing eleventh in the final race. His only point came from the fastest lap of the final race. Plato finished third in the championship, as Mat Jackson overhauled his points tally after a good final weekend of the season.

Giovanardi competing in the fourth event of the 2009 BTCC season at Oulton Park.

Giovanardi and Neal were joined at VX Racing by Andrew Jordan for the 2009 season,[3] which would be the final season of manufacturer effort by Vauxhall. Vauxhall cited the economic downturn as the main reason for pulling out at the end of the season.[4] Giovanardi was once again in the running for the title, alongside Turkington and Plato. Indeed, Giovanardi trailed Turkington by thirteen points heading to the final round of the season, held on the Grand Prix circuit at Brands Hatch. By the final race of the afternoon, a three-way title battle was still the situation, as Turkington had 262 points, Giovanardi 258 and Plato 254 – having won the first two races – with a maximum of seventeen points available. A titanic battle for the lead ensued and was not settled until the final lap of the race. Plato won the race becoming the only second driver to win all three races at a BTCC meeting, with Turkington finishing second to win his first title. Giovanardi finished in fourth position, and thus finished third in the championship standings.

Giovanardi struggled to find a top-line drive for the 2010 season, but returned to the BTCC at the 2010 season-opening round at Thruxton. He drove the #888 Vauxhall Vectra for Triple Eight, partnering 2009 Clio Cup UK champion Phil Glew, who made his BTCC début at the meeting.[5] He won the first two races of the season before taking a fifth-place finish in race three to secure a seven-point lead from Jason Plato in the championship. The team had hoped to run Giovanardi for the remainder of the season, but he was replaced by James Nash ahead of the second round at Rockingham due to sponsor Uniq pulling out.[6]

Instead, Giovanardi found a temporary home in the Italian-based Superstars Series, driving N.Technology's brand new Porsche Panamera S, and won a race on the car's début at Mugello.[7] Giovanardi claimed three wins in succession at Paul Ricard and Vallelunga enabling him to finish sixth in the series' Italian championship, while he lies fifth in the international points, with one round left.

Airwaves Racing (2014)[edit]

In February 2014, Giovanardi was confirmed as Airwaves Racing's first driver for the 2014 British Touring Car Championship season in a Ford Focus ST Mk.III.[8] Giovanardi struggled to find the sweet spot in the new NGTC machinery and finished 13th overall with a solitary podium at Thruxton.

V8 Supercars[edit]

Giovanardi drove with Marc Hynes in the two main endurance races of the 2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series, the L&H 500 at Phillip Island and the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama. The two drivers were recruited by Triple Eight Race Engineering to pilot the #88 car while regular drivers Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes teamed up in Lowndes' usual #888 car. At Phillip Island, Giovanardi and Hynes finished 17th, a lap down on winners Garth Tander and Mark Skaife and at Bathurst, the pair finished 15th – two laps down on team-mates (and race winners) Lowndes and Whincup. In 2010, Giovanardi will be driving for Britek Motorsport in the Armor All Gold Coast 600, sharing the team's Holden Commodore with Karl Reindler. In 2011, it was announced that Giovanardi would, once again, be driving for Britek Motorsport in the Armor All Gold Coast 600 with Karl Reindler.

Italian Touring Car Championship 2017 (Racing Return).

Giovanardi returned to Touring Car Racing for the first time in 3 Years for a guest appearance in the Italian Touring Car Championship round at Vallelunga. He qualified 6th but after a poor start dropped back to 10th. Despite not racing in almost three years Giovanardi fought his way back up to 4th in the race.

World Touring Car Cup (WTCR)[edit]

Giovanardi was confirmed as returning to regular touring car racing in 2018 at the wheel of an Alfa Romeo Giulietta in the FIA World Touring Car Cup.[9]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
1987 Italian Formula 3 Championship Prema Racing 11 0 0 0 1 6 13th
1988 Italian Formula 3 Championship Prema Racing 12 2 1 3 7 46 3rd
FIA European Formula Three Cup 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
1989 International Formula 3000 First Racing 6 1 0 0 1 9 10th
IMSA GT Championship – GTP De Blasi Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Renault 21 Turbo European Cup ? 0 ? 0 0 2 22nd
1990 International Formula 3000 First Racing 11 0 0 0 1 10 10th
Italian Formula 3 Championship 1 0 0 ? 0 0 NC
1991 International Formula 3000 Forti Corse 8 0 0 0 0 6 11th
Italian Superturismo Championship – Class S2 ? 5 ? ? ? ? 4th
1992 Italian Superturismo Championship – Class S2 Peugeot Italia 20 11 ? ? 14 260.75 1st
1993 Italian Superturismo Championship Peugeot Italia 20 5 ? ? ? 226 2nd
1994 Italian Superturismo Championship Peugeot Italia 20 0 0 1 7 156 3rd
1995 Italian Superturismo Championship Nordauto Engineering 20 1 0 2 7 156 3rd
Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft Alfa Corse 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
1996 Italian Superturismo Championship Nordauto Engineering 20 2 1 4 7 175 5th
Campeonato de España de Turismos 10 3 3 1 6 122 6th
1997 Italian Superturismo Championship Alfa Romeo Nordauto 19 5 5 6 11 229 2nd
Campeonato de España de Turismos 4 3 2 3 4 75 1st
1998 Italian Superturismo Championship Nordauto 20 9 7 6 18 471 1st
Super Tourenwagen Cup Alfa Corse 2 0 0 0 0 28 25th
1999 Italian Superturismo Championship Nordauto 19 7 2 6 13 401 1st
Super Tourenwagen Cup Alfa Corse 2 1 1 1 1 30 25th
2000 European Super Touring Cup Alfa Romeo Team Nordauto 20 5 ? 2 12 256 1st
2001 European Super Touring Championship Alfa Romeo Team Nordauto 20 3 2 2 13 620 1st
24 Hours of Sicily 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
2002 European Touring Car Championship GTA Racing Team Nordauto 20 9 6 7 12 122 1st
2003 European Touring Car Championship BMW Team Italy-Spain 20 0 0 0 3 43 9th
2004 European Touring Car Championship AutoDelta Squadra Corse 18 1 1 2 5 63 5th
2005 World Touring Car Championship Alfa Romeo Racing Team 19 4 2 4 8 81 3rd
2006 British Touring Car Championship VX Racing 30 2 0 0 7 163 5th
World Touring Car Championship JAS Motorsport 3 0 0 0 0 8 20th
TC 2000 Championship Honda Petrobras Podium 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2007 British Touring Car Championship VX Racing 30 10 1 3 17 300 1st
2008 British Touring Car Championship VX Racing 29 5 0 9 15 262 1st
V8 Supercar Championship Series TeamVodafone 3 0 0 0 0 222 45th
2009 British Touring Car Championship VX Racing 30 5 1 5 15 266 3rd
2010 British Touring Car Championship Uniq Racing with 888 3 2 0 0 2 38 14th
Italian Superstars Championship N.Technology 6 4 3 3 5 100 6th
International Superstars Series 77 5th
V8 Supercar Championship Series Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2011 European Touring Car Cup Hartmann Honda Racing 2 1 1 0 2 21 1st
24 Hours of Nurburgring Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 39th
Italian GT Championship (GT Cup class) AB Motorsport 2 1 0 0 1 19 23rd
V8 Supercar Championship Series Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing 2 0 0 0 0 39 82nd
2013 International Superstars Series Petri Corse 8 0 0 0 0 33 12th
2014 British Touring Car Championship Airwaves Racing 30 0 0 0 1 138 13th
2017 TCR Italian Touring Car Championship BF Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 11 20th
2018 World Touring Car Cup Team Mulsanne 23 0 0 0 0 19 24th
TCR Europe Series 2 0 0 0 0 10 22nd

Complete International Formula 3000 results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine Tyres 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1989 First Racing March 89B Judd A SIL
DNQ
VAL
1
10th 9
Reynard 89D Judd PAU
Ret
JER
14
PER
Ret
BRH
DNQ
BIR
DNS
SPA
13
BUG
DNQ
DIJ
12
1990 First Racing Reynard 90D Mugen-Honda A DON
Ret
SIL
Ret
PAU
2
JER
6
MNZ
10
PER
6
HOC
7
BRH
Ret
BIR
5
BUG
Ret
NOG
Ret
10th 10
1991 Forti Corse Lola T91/50 Ford Cosworth A VAL
12
PAU
5
JER
DNQ
11th 6
Reynard 91D Ford Cosworth MUG
8
PER
Ret
HOC
13
BRH
8
SPA
6
BUG
DNS
NOG
4

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft 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 Pos. Pts
1995 Alfa Corse 2 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti HOC
1
HOC
2
AVU
1
AVU
2
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

DNS
DIE
1
DIE
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
ALE
1
ALE
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
NC 0

Complete Italian Touring Car Championship results[edit]

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Pts
1992 Peugeot Talbot Sport Peugeot 405 S2 MNZ
1

1
MNZ
2

DSQ
MAG
1

1
MAG
2

1
MUG
1

1
MUG
2

1
BIN
1

2
BIN
2

1
VAL
1

1
VAL
2

2
IMO
1

1
IMO
2

1
MIS
1

1
MIS
2

1
PER
1

1
PER
2

Ret
VAR
1

9
VAR
2

Ret
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
1st 260
1993 Peugeot Talbot Sport Peugeot 405 MNZ
1

10
MNZ
2

4
VAL
1

11
VAL
2

7
MIS
1

2
MIS
2

DSQ
MAG
1

6
MAG
2

13
BIN
1

1
BIN
2

2
IMO
1

1
IMO
2

3
VAR
1

3
VAR
2

1
MIS
1

6
MIS
2

1
PER
1

2
PER
2

2
MUG
1

2
MUG
2

1
2nd 230
1994 Peugeot Talbot Sport Peugeot 405 Mi 16 MNZ
1

8
MNZ
2

11
VAL
1

2
VAL
2

8
MAG
1

7
MAG
2

3
BIN
1

2
BIN
2

3
MIS
1

5
MIS
2

5
VAL
1

6
VAL
2

5
MUG
1

6
MUG
2

Ret
PER
1

3
PER
2

6
VAR
1

3
VAR
2

6
MUG
1

2
MUG
2

4
3rd 156
1995 Nordauto Engineering Alfa Romeo 155 TS MIS
1

Ret
MIS
2

5
BIN
1

4
BIN
2

4
MNZ
1

6
MNZ
2

14
IMO
1

5
IMO
2

Ret
MAG
1

6
MAG
2

6
MUG
1

1
MUG
2

2
MIS
1

5
MIS
2

7
PER
1

2
PER
2

2
VAR
1

3
VAR
2

2
VAL
1

2
VAL
2

7
3rd 179
1996 Nordauto Engineering Alfa Romeo 155 TS MUG
1

1
MUG
2

1
MAG
1

3
MAG
2

3
MNZ
1

3
MNZ
2

4
BIN
1

5
BIN
2

7
MIS
1

5
MIS
2

11
IMO
1

5
IMO
2

4
PER
1

2
PER
2

2
PER
1

Ret
PER
2

5
VAR
1

5
VAR
2

6
VAL
1

Ret
VAL
2

8
5th 175
1997 Nordauto Engineering Alfa Romeo 155 TS MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

DNS
MUG
1

5
MUG
2

1
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

5
IMO
1

1
IMO
2

Ret
IMO
1

8
IMO
2

2
BIN
1

4
BIN
2

4
PER
1

1
PER
2

1
VAR
1

2
VAR
2

2
MIS
1

2
MIS
2

2
VAL
1

1
VAL
2

2
2nd 229
1998 Nordauto Engineering Alfa Romeo 156 BIN
1

3
BIN
2

2
IMO
1

1
IMO
2

3
MNZ
1

3
MNZ
2

1
VAR
1

5
VAR
2

2
VAL
1

2
VAL
2

DSQ
MAG
1

1
MAG
2

2
PER
1

1
PER
2

1
MIS
1

1
MIS
2

1
MNZ
1

1
MNZ
2

1
VAL
1

3
VAL
2

3
1st 471
1999 Nordauto Engineering Alfa Romeo 156 MIS
1

4
MIS
2

2
BIN
1

3
BIN
2

4
IMO
1

2
IMO
2

3
PER
1

1
PER
2

1
MAG
1

5
MAG
2

DNS
MUG
1

1
MUG
2

1
MIS
1

4
MIS
2

2
VAR
1

Ret
VAR
2

Ret
MNZ
1

1
MNZ
2

1
VAL
1

2
VAL
2

1
1st 401

Complete European Touring Car Championship 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 19 20 DC Pts
2000 Nordauto Engineering Alfa Romeo 156 MUG
1

4
MUG
2

3
PER
1

1
PER
2

1
A1R
1

2
A1R
2

1
MNZ
1

5
MNZ
2

7
HUN
1

2
HUN
2

3
IMO
1

2
IMO
2

2
MIS
1

4
MIS
2

4
BRN
1

2
BRN
2

7
VAL
1

1
VAL
2

1
MOB
1

4
MOB
2

10
1st 256
2001 Alfa Romeo Nordauto Engineering Alfa Romeo 156 MNZ
1

2
MNZ
2

4
BRN
1

2
BRN
2

1
MAG
1

4
MAG
2

Ret
SIL
1

2
SIL
2

2
ZOL
1

4
ZOL
2

1
HUN
1

1
HUN
2

3
A1R
1

2
A1R
2

3
NÜR
1

17
NÜR
2

4
JAR
1

3
JAR
2

2
EST
1

3
EST
2

5
1st 620
2002 GTA Racing Team Nordauto Alfa Romeo 156 GTA MAG
1

1
MAG
2

1
SIL
1

2
SIL
2

1
BRN
1

1
BRN
2

1
JAR
1

1
JAR
2

2
AND
1

2
AND
2

4
OSC
1

4
OSC
2

11
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

11†
PER
1

1
PER
2

1
DON
1

4
DON
2

4
EST
1

1
EST
2

Ret
1st 122
2003 BMW Team Italy-Spain BMW 320i VAL
1

2
VAL
2

5
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

7
PER
1

10
PER
2

10
BRN
1

3
BRN
2

2
DON
1

11
DON
2

18†
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

16†
AND
1

10
AND
2

6
OSC
1

8
OSC
2

Ret
EST
1

10
EST
2

12
MNZ
1

6
MNZ
2

5
9th 43
2004 AutoDelta Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo 156 MNZ
1

2
MNZ
2

Ret
VAL
1

2
VAL
2

1
MAG
1

6
MAG
2

5
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

DNS
BRN
1

5
BRN
2

5
DON
1

4
DON
2

16
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

DNS
IMO
1

2
IMO
2

2
OSC
1

17
OSC
2

8
DUB
1

Ret
DUB
2

16†
5th 63

† — Did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete World Touring Car Championship 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 19 20 DC Points
2005 Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 156 ITA
1

6
ITA
2

8
FRA
1

10
FRA
2

7
GBR
1

3
GBR
2

8
SMR
1

1
SMR
2

3
MEX
1

1
MEX
2

3
BEL
1

7
BEL
2

1
GER
1

26†
GER
2

Ret
TUR
1

1
TUR
2

6
ESP
1

6
ESP
2

2
MAC
1

19†
MAC
2

DNS
3rd 81
2006 JAS Motorsport Honda Accord Euro R ITA
1
ITA
2
FRA
1
FRA
2
GBR
1
GBR
2
GER
1
GER
2
BRA
1

16
BRA
2

DNS
MEX
1
MEX
2
CZE
1
CZE
2
TUR
1
TUR
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
MAC
1

4
MAC
2

6
20th 8

† — Did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position - 1 point awarded just in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap - 1 point awarded all races) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap - 1 point awarded all races)

Year Team Car 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 Pos Pts
2006 VX Racing Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

8
BRH
3

6
MON
1

7
MON
2

Ret
MON
3

5
OUL
1

5
OUL
2

2
OUL
3

9
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

8
THR
3

12
CRO
1

6
CRO
2

Ret
CRO
3

5
DON
1

3
DON
2

4*
DON
3

2
SNE
1

3
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

Ret
KNO
1

4
KNO
2

1*
KNO
3

6
BRH
1

6
BRH
2

5
BRH
3

1*
SIL
1

7
SIL
2

3
SIL
3

16
5th 163
2007 VX Racing Vauxhall Vectra BRH
1

10
BRH
2

7
BRH
3

2
ROC
1

1*
ROC
2

1*
ROC
3

5
THR
1

1*
THR
2

1*
THR
3

4
CRO
1

6
CRO
2

6
CRO
3

1*
OUL
1

2
OUL
2

2
OUL
3

Ret
DON
1

8
DON
2

3
DON
3

11
SNE
1

5
SNE
2

1*
SNE
3

3
BRH
1

1*
BRH
2

1*
BRH
3

4
KNO
1

6
KNO
2

3
KNO
3

5
THR
1

1*
THR
2

1*
THR
3

2
1st 300
2008 VX Racing Vauxhall Vectra BRH
1

1*
BRH
2

1*
BRH
3

6
ROC
1

5
ROC
2

2*
ROC
3

5
DON
1

8
DON
2

1*
DON
3

4
THR
1

3
THR
2

10*
THR
3

3
CRO
1

4
CRO
2

5
CRO
3

1*
SNE
1

7
SNE
2

3
SNE
3

3
OUL
1

3
OUL
2

2
OUL
3

6
KNO
1

2
KNO
2

2
KNO
3

5
SIL
1

5
SIL
2

1*
SIL
3

3
BRH
1

14
BRH
2

DNS
BRH
3

11
1st 262
2009 VX Racing Vauxhall Vectra BRH
1

2
BRH
2

16
BRH
3

Ret
THR
1

1*
THR
2

2*
THR
3

8
DON
1

8
DON
2

3
DON
3

5
OUL
1

4
OUL
2

2
OUL
3

6
CRO
1

5
CRO
2

5
CRO
3

1*
SNE
1

1*
SNE
2

1*
SNE
3

2
KNO
1

6
KNO
2

1*
KNO
3

3
SIL
1

5
SIL
2

2
SIL
3

5
ROC
1

6
ROC
2

3
ROC
3

11
BRH
1

3
BRH
2

2
BRH
3

4
3rd 266
2010 Uniq Racing with Triple Eight Vauxhall Vectra THR
1

1*
THR
2

1*
THR
3

5
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
14th 38
2014 Airwaves Racing Ford Focus ST Mk.III BRH
1

14
BRH
2

9
BRH
3

16
DON
1

7
DON
2

12
DON
3

22
THR
1

12
THR
2

10
THR
3

3
OUL
1

11
OUL
2

21
OUL
3

10
CRO
1

12
CRO
2

9
CRO
3

Ret
SNE
1

13
SNE
2

7
SNE
3

13
KNO
1

13
KNO
2

9
KNO
3

Ret
ROC
1

7
ROC
2

11
ROC
3

13
SIL
1

12
SIL
2

7
SIL
3

11
BRH
1

7
BRH
2

19
BRH
3

13
13th 138

* Season still in progress.

V8 Supercar results[edit]

Year Team 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 Final Pos Points
2008 Team Vodafone Racing ADE ECK HAM PTH SAN HDV QLD WIN PHI Q
14
PHI R
17
BAT
15
SUR BHR SYM OPK 45th 222
2010 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing YMC
R1
YMC
R2
BHR
R3
BHR
R4
ADE
R5
ADE
R6
HAM
R7
HAM
R8
QLD
R9
QLD
R10
WIN
R11
WIN
R12
HDV
R13
HDV
R14
TOW
R15
TOW
R16
PHI
R17
BAT
R18
SUR
R19

9
SUR
R20

Ret
SYM
R21
SYM
R22
SAN
R23
SAN
R24
SYD
R25
SYD
R26
NC 0 +
2011 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing YMC
R1
YMC
R2
ADE
R3
ADE
R4
HAM
R5
HAM
R6
PER
R7
PER
R8
PER
R9
WIN
R10
WIN
R11
HDV
R12
HDV
R13
TOW
R14
TOW
R15
QLD
R16
QLD
R17
QLD
R18
PHI
R19
BAT
R20
SUR
R21

Ret
SUR
R22

22
SYM
R23
SYM
R24
SAN
R25
SAN
R26
SYD
R27
SYD
R28
82nd 39

+ Not Eligible for points

Complete International Superstars Series 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 DC Points
2010 N. Technology Porsche Panamera S MNZ
1
MNZ
2
IMO
1
IMO
2
ALG
1
ALG
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
CPR
1

1
CPR
2

1
VAL
1

1
VAL
2

3
KYA
1
KYA
2
5th 77
2013 Petri Corse Porsche Panamera S MNZ
1
MNZ
2
BRN
1

5
BRN
2

Ret
SVK
1

4
SVK
2

14
ZOL
1

7
ZOL
2

8
ALG
1

Ret
ALG
2

Ret
DON
1
DON
2
IMO
1
IMO
2
VAL
1
VAL
2
12th 33

Complete World Touring Car Cup 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 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Points
2018 Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR MAR
1

19
MAR
2

13
MAR
3

19†
HUN
1

23†
HUN
2

23
HUN
3

Ret
GER
1

15
GER
2

Ret
GER
3

14
NED
1

22†
NED
2

Ret
NED
3

DNS
POR
1

11
POR
2

11
POR
3

Ret
SVK
1

5
SVK
2

14
SVK
3

7
CHN
1

18
CHN
2

13
CHN
3

Ret
WUH
1

Ret
WUH
2

16
WUH
3

Ret
JPN
1
JPN
2
JPN
3
MAC
1
MAC
2
MAC
3
24th 19

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

Complete TCR Europe Series 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 DC Points
2018 Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR LEC
1
LEC
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
ASS
1
ASS
2
MNZ
1

7
MNZ
2

8
CAT
1
CAT
2
22nd 10

Personal life[edit]

Giovanardi is married to Patrizia and has one son, Luca.[10][11] Away from racing he works for his father's business and has a passion for house renovation and flying light aircraft.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Giovanardi Gives Hartmann Third Euro Cup". European Touring Car Cup. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 24 July 2011. Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Giovanardi and Chilton for VX Racing". crash.net. Crash Media Group. 2005-11-26. Retrieved 2010-04-03.
  3. ^ English, Steven (8 January 2009). "Jordan joins works Vauxhall squad". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Archived from the original on 17 June 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-03.
  4. ^ "Vauxhall to quit BTCC". autocar.com. Haymarket Publications. 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2010-04-03.
  5. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (2010-04-02). "Giovanardi seals late Triple 8 deal". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2010-04-03.
  6. ^ "Nash in for Giovanardi". btcc.net. British Touring Car Championship. 16 April 2010. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
  7. ^ Casillo, Pietro (26 July 2010). "Giovanardi takes debut Porsche win at Mugello". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 2010-11-04.
  8. ^ Turner, Kevin (4 February 2014). "Fabrizio Giovanardi returns to the BTCC with Motorbase". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Touring car legend Fabrizio Giovanardi to race Alfa Romeo in WTCR". TouringCars.Net. TouringCars.Net. 2018-03-19. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  10. ^ "2007 champions" (PDF). entries-online.com. VX Racing. 14 October 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-04-09.
  11. ^ Lennox, Graeme (2009-08-07). "Touring car star Fabrizio Giovanardi shows our man how it's done at Knockhill". Daily Record. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 2010-04-09.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jordi Gené
Spanish Touring Car Champion
1997
Succeeded by
Alfredo Mostajo
Preceded by
Emanuele Naspetti
Italian Touring Car Champion
1998–1999
Succeeded by
Salvatore Tavano (2003)
Preceded by
Roberto Ravaglia (1988)
European Touring Car Champion
200020012002
Succeeded by
Gabriele Tarquini
Preceded by
Sandro Sardelli
European Touring Car Championship
Independents' Trophy winner

2002
Succeeded by
Duncan Huisman
Preceded by
Matt Neal
British Touring Car Champion
20072008
Succeeded by
Colin Turkington
Preceded by
James Thompson
European Touring Car Cup Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Fernando Monje