Giovanni Venturini

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Giovanni Venturini
Giovanni Venturini.JPG
Venturini in 2012.
Nationality Italy Italian
Born (1991-11-09) 9 November 1991 (age 25)
Vicenza (Italy)
Blancpain Endurance Series career
Debut season 2015
Current team Grasser Racing Team
Car no. 63
Previous series
2014
2012-13
2012
2011
2010
2010
2010
2009
2009
200809
2008
Lamborghini Super Trofeo
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Auto GP
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
British Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Italian Formula Renault 2.0
Swiss Formula Renault 2.0
Formula 2000 Light Italy
Portuguese Formula Renault 2.0

Giovanni Venturini (born 9 November 1991 in Vicenza) is a professional racing driver from Italy.

Career[edit]

Formula 2000 Light[edit]

Venturini began his Formula Racing career in November 2008, racing in the Formula 2000 Light Italy Winter Trophy, where he finished as runner–up in the two–race series behind Martin Scuncio.[1] The following season, he took part in the opening round of the main Formula 2000 Light season at Magione. He finished on the podium in both races, winning one of them, but as the event didn't count towards the championship he received no points.

Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

In late 2008, Venturini took part in the Portuguese Formula Renault 2.0 Winter Series, held over two rounds at Jerez and Estoril, finishing tied on points with Adrian Quaife–Hobbs in 7th place.[2]

2009 saw Venturini tackle dual–campaigns in the Italian Formula Renault 2.0 and Swiss Formula Renault 2.0 series with C02 Motorsport. Despite missing the second round at Varano, he finished the Italian season third overall, recording nine podiums including a win at Misano. In the Swiss Championship, he took three race wins and a total of ten podium places en–route to the runner–up spot behind Jenzer Motorsport's Nico Müller.

In 2010, Venturini graduated to the premier Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series with the Spanish Epsilon Euskadi team.[3] Racing with the brand–new Barazi–Epsilon designed chassis, Venturini finished the season fifth overall, taking two podium finishes including a win at Magny–Cours.[4] He also took part in the British Formula Renault 2.0 support round at the Silverstone World Series by Renault meeting, finishing the two races in 16th and 14th places respectively, and also made an outing in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup round at Spa–Francorchamps, taking a pole position for one of the three races.

Auto GP[edit]

In January 2011, Venturini took part in a two–day Auto GP test session held at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo near Valencia, finishing as the fastest driver on the first day.[5] Early the following month he was confirmed at the Durango team for the 2011 season, racing alongside fellow Italian driver Giuseppe Cipriani.[6] He took his first series victory in the opening race of the season at Monza after starting from pole position.[7] Another podium finish came at the following round at the Hungaroring before Venturini won his second race of the year at Oschersleben in July.[8]

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

In October 2010, Venturini drove a Formula Renault 3.5 Series car for the first time, driving for Epsilon Euskadi and Junior Lotus Racing in the two–day test session held at the Circuit de Catalunya.[9] The following week, he was one of 25 drivers invited by Renault Sport Technologies to participate in the next FR3.5 Series test session, held at Motorland Aragón in Spain, as a reward for finishing fifth in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup.[10]

After testing extensively for Draco Racing and Fortec Motorsport in late 2011, Venturini will graduate to the series in 2012, joining Nikolay Martsenko at Italian team BVM Target.[11]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2008 Formula 2000 Light Italy – Winter Trophy C02 Motorsport 2 0 0 0 2 56 2nd
Portuguese Formula Renault 2.0 – Winter Series 4 0 0 0 0 16 7th
2009 Formula 2000 Light Italy C02 Motorsport 2 1 0 1 2 0 NC†
Italian Formula Renault 2.0 12 1 0 0 9 274 3rd
Swiss Formula Renault 2.0 12 3 3 3 10 270 2nd
2010 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Epsilon Euskadi 16 1 0 0 2 76 5th
Formula Renault UK 2 0 0 0 0 12 29th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 3 0 1 0 0 31 24th
2011 Auto GP Griffitz Durango 14 2 1 0 3 76 9th
2012 GP3 Series Trident Racing 10 0 0 0 2 31 13th
Formula Renault 3.5 Series BVM Target 7 0 0 0 0 3 25th
2013 GP3 Series Trident Racing 16 1 0 0 1 26 15th
2017 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup Attempto Racing 6 0 1 0 0 7 17th*
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC*

† – As Venturini was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points. * Season still in progress.

Complete Auto GP 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 Pos Points
2011 Griffitz Durango MNZ
1

1
MNZ
2

5
HUN
1

3
HUN
2

7
BRN
1

Ret
BRN
2

11
DON
1

9
DON
2

7
OSC
1

8
OSC
2

1
VAL
1

10
VAL
2

9
MUG
1

11
MUG
2

9
9th 76

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2012 BVM Target ALC
1

Ret
ALC
2

9
MON
1

Ret
SPA
1

16
SPA
2

10
NÜR
1

22
NÜR
2

14
MSC
1
MSC
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
LEC
1
LEC
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
25th 3

Complete GP3 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 D.C. Points
2012 Trident Racing CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
SIL
FEA

13
SIL
SPR

16
HOC
FEA

3
HOC
SPR

8
HUN
FEA

11
HUN
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

9
SPA
SPR

9
MNZ
FEA

8
MNZ
SPR

3
13th 31
2013 Trident Racing CAT
FEA

12
CAT
SPR

8
VAL
FEA

15
VAL
SPR

13
SIL
FEA

8
SIL
SPR

1
NÜR
FEA

16
NÜR
SPR

14
HUN
FEA

9
HUN
SPR

6
SPA
FEA

11
SPA
SPR

11
MNZ
FEA

11
MNZ
SPR

Ret
YMC
FEA

11
YMC
SPR

9
15th 26

Complete Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup results[edit]

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Points
2017 Attempto Racing Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Pro MIS
QR

23
MIS
CR

27
BRH
QR

9
BRH
CR

13
ZOL
QR

9
ZOL
CR

7
HUN
QR

HUN
CR

NÜR
QR

NÜR
CR

17th* 7*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula 2000 Light Italy Winter Trophy 2008". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Formula Junior FR2.0 Portugal Winter Series 2008". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Wilkinson, Andy (5 February 2010). "Epsilon sign Venturini for FR Eurocup". motorstv.com. Motors TV. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Giovanni Venturini comes good". World Series by Renault. Renault Sport. 20 June 2010. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Campos, Durango and Lazarus opened 2011". autogp.org. Auto GP World Series. 18 January 2011. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Venturini and Cipriani join Durango". autogp.org. Auto GP World Series. 9 February 2011. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Maiden win for Venturini in Monza". autogp.org. Auto GP World Series. 14 May 2011. Archived from the original on 24 February 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Oschersleben, Venturini takes Race 2 win". autogp.org. Auto GP World Series. 31 July 2011. Archived from the original on 24 February 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Barcellona Test La lista degli abbinamenti piloti-team". italiaracing.net (in Italian). Inpagina. 11 October 2010. Archived from the original on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  10. ^ "Test WSR 3.5 at Alcaniz Venturini in the top ten". giovanni-venturini.com. Giovanni Venturini. 20 October 2010. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 
  11. ^ Mills, Peter (11 March 2012). "Giovanni Venturini joins BVM Target for Formula Renault 3.5 campaign". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 

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