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Antonio Giovinazzi
Antonio Giovinazzi.png
Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Italy.png Italian
P.o.B. Flag of Italy.png Martina Franca, Apulia, Italy
D.o.B. 14 December 1993
Date of Death Unknown
Début Flag of Saudi Arabia.png 2022 Diriyah E-Prix I
Final Race Unknown
Best N/A
First Win
Teams Unknown
Formula E Career
Entries 8 (8 Starts)
Wins 0
Poles 0
F.L.s 0
T.P.s 0
Podiums 0
FanBoosts 6
Current Season
Team Flag of the United States.png Dragon/Penske Autosport
Number Standings Points
99 22nd 0

Antonio Maria Giovinazzi (born 14 December 1993 in Martina Franca, Apulia, Italy) is an Italian racing driver, who competes in the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with Dragon/Penske Autosport.[1] A former racer in Formula One, Giovinazzi joined FE ahead of the 2021/22 season to become the first Italian pilot since Luca Filippi to race in the series.[1]

Background

Giovinazzi began his karting career at the age of seven, claiming titles in Italian karting championships and the WSK Series, before graduating to single-seaters in 2012.[2] Entering the 2012 Formula Pilota China Championship with Eurasia Motorsport, Giovinazzi claimed eight victories and the Championship title by 50 points from his closest challenger.[3] The following year saw Giovinazzi move into the realm of Formula 3, singing up to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and the British Formula 3 Championship for the season.[4][5]

European Edge: 2013 - 2016

Giovinazzi's first season in British F3 saw the Italian racer claim two wins, although he would be beaten to the title by Jordan King, while his European campaign ended with the Italian racer down in seventeenth.[3] For 2014 Giovinazzi swapped to the Carlin squad in European F3, and would duly improve with two victories en-route to sixth in the Championship.[6][7][8] A third campaign in European F3 followed with Giovinazzi emerging as a title pretender, although his six victories were not enough to deny Felix Rosenqvist the Championship title.[9][10]

Despite missing out on the Euro F3 title, Giovinazzi would make his debut in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, while also claiming the honours in the Masters of Formula 3 race at Zandvoort.[3] That led to Giovinazzi spending the winter in the Asian Le Mans Series, claiming two victories in LMP2, before a move to the GP2 Series|GP2 Series in 2016.[3] Giovinazzi duly duelled with teammate Pierre Gasly for the Championship title in GP2, but would fall shy to the Frenchman by a handful of points.[11][12]

Italia's Hope: 2017 - 2021

In 2017, Giovinazzi was named as the third driver for the legendary Scuderia Ferrari in Formula One, with a deal to complete several practice sessions with their customers Sauber and Haas.[13] However, the Italian youth was handed a surprise debut at the 2017 Australian Grand Prix, standing in for an injured Pascal Wehrlein after the German's accident at the Race of Champions.[14] The Italian youth would go on to finish in twelfth on his debut, before crashing out on his second start at the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix.[15][16]

After spending the 2018 season on the sidelines of the F1 field, and making his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Giovinazzi returned to the F1 field in 2019, as Ferrari placed him in the lone seat they controlled with in the Sauber/Alfa Romeo team.[17] A quiet rookie season saw Giovinazzi out-paced by his teammate Kimi Räikkönen across the season, although a handful of points finishes saw the Italian racer finish in seventeenth in the Championship.[3] Giovinazzi matched that result in a condensed 2020 season, before visibly struggling in his third campaign in F1 in 2021, leading to Alfa Romeo deciding to replace him at the end of the season.[1]

Formula E History

In January 2018, DS Virgin Racing named Giovinazzi as one of the drivers that would partake in the 2018 Rookie Test, handing the Italian racer his first taste of an FIA Formula E car.[18] He finished fifth and seventh in the respective sessions, leading to rumours that Giovinazzi was in 'advanced talks' with an unspecified team about joining the series ahead of the 2018/19 season.[19] Yet, the Italian pilot instead secured a seat with Alfa Romeo in Formula One for the 2019 season, ending any immediate discussion of him joining the FE paddock.[17]

Dragonic Dues: 2021/22

Towards the end of the 2021 Formula One World Championship it was announced that Giovinazzi would be leaving the Alfa Romeo team, for whom he had raced for three seasons.[1] Discussions about the Italian racer's future began immediately, and as soon as his F1 replacement was announced, Giovinazzi revealed that he would be joining the 2021/22 Formula E World Championship with Dragon/Penske Autosport.[1] The Italian racer, who would partner Sérgio Sette Câmara in his rookie season, would get his first drive of a Generation 2 FE car at the pre-season 2021 Valencia Test, and would be the first Italian driver to race in FE since Luca Filippi in 2018.[1]

Full Formula E Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Antonio Giovinazzi's career in Formula E in statistical form.

Formula E Entries

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Antonio Giovinazzi during their FE career:

Antonio Giovinazzi's Overall Formula E Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2017/18 Flag of the United Kingdom.png DS Virgin Racing[18] 2 DS Virgin DSV-03 Test Driver
2021/22 Flag of the United States.png Dragon/Penske Autosport[1] 99 Penske EV-5

Career Results

Below is a table showing Antonio Giovinazzi's full Formula E record.

FIA Formula E Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
2021/22 Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Flag of Mexico.png Flag of Italy.png Flag of Italy.png Flag of Monaco.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Indonesia.png Flag of Morocco.png Flag of the United States.png Flag of the United States.png Flag of the United Kingdom.png Flag of the United Kingdom.png Flag of South Korea.png Flag of South Korea.png 22nd 0
20th 20th Ret 19th Ret 16th 20th 22nd

References

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 'Alfa Romeo confirm Giovinazzi will leave the team at the end of the season, as Italian announces Formula E switch', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Limited, 16/11/2021), https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.breaking-alfa-romeo-confirm-antonio-giovinazzi-will-leave-the-team-at-the.1kV7SnbnnunYNLFEdWSsfj.html, (Accessed 16/11/2021)
  2. 'Antonio Giovinazzi: "Karting has played a crucial role in my career"', vroomkart.com, (VroomKart International, 11/01/2017), http://www.vroomkart.com/news/29312/antonio-giovinazzi-karting-has-played-a-crucial-role-in-my-career, (Accessed 17/07/2018)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 'Antonio Giovinazzi', driverdb.com, (DriverDB AB, 2021), https://www.driverdb.com/drivers/antonio-giovinazzi/, (Accessed 28/11/2021)
  4. 'Double R signs Antonio Giovinazzi and Sean Gelael for British F3', autosport.com, (Autosport, 18/12/2012), https://www.autosport.com/f3/news/104862/double-r-signs-duo-for-british-f3, (Accessed 17/07/2018)
  5. 'DOUBLE R CONFIRMS THREE CARS FOR FIA F3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP', fiaf3europe.com, (FIA Formula 3 European Championship, 22/02/2013), https://www.fiaf3europe.com/2013/02/22/Double-R-confirms-three-cars-for-FIA-Formula-3-European-Championship/, (Accessed 17/07/2018)
  6. 'A new season for Carlin Motorsport and Antonio Giovinazzi', motorsport.com, (Motorsport.com, 30/01/2014), https://www.motorsport.com/eurof3/news/a-new-season-for-carlin-motorsport-and-antonio-giovinazzi/, (Accessed 17/07/2018)
  7. 'Giovinazzi triumphs at Red Bull Ring', motorsport.com, (Motorsport.com, 03/08/2014), https://www.motorsport.com/eurof3/news/giovinazzi-triumphs-at-redbull-ring-454960/, (Accessed 17/07/2018)
  8. 'Giovinazzi wins second Nurburgring race after Verstappen retires', formulascout.com, (FormulaScout, 17/08/2014), http://www.formulascout.com/giovinazzi-wins-second-nurburgring-race-after-verstappen-retires/20553, (Accessed 17/07/2018)
  9. 'ANTONIO GIOVINAZZI REMAINS LOYAL TO JAGONYA AYAM WITH CARLIN', fiaf3europe.com, (FIA Formula 3 European Championship, 22/01/2015), https://www.fiaf3europe.com/2015/01/22/Antonio-Giovinazzi-remains-loyal-to-Jagonya-Ayam-with-Carlin/, (Accessed 17/07/2018)
  10. 'Giovinazzi snatches Pau Grand Prix victory after Dennis slows', formulascout.com, (FormulaScout, 17/05/2015), http://www.formulascout.com/giovinazzi-snatches-pau-grand-prix-victory-after-dennis-slows/27794, (Accessed 17/07/2018)
  11. 'Prema signs Giovinazzi for inaugural GP2 bid', crash.net, (Crash.net, 19/01/2016), https://www.crash.net/gp2/news/226158/1/prema-signs-giovinazzi-for-inaugural-gp2-bid, (Accessed 17/07/2018)
  12. 'Baku GP2: Prema's Antonio Giovinazzi completes double in crazy race', autosport.com, (Autosport, 19/06/2016), https://www.autosport.com/f2/news/124882/giovinazzi-completes-double-in-crazy-race, (Accessed 17/07/2018)
  13. 'Ferrari confirm Giovinazzi as 2017 reserve', formula1.com, (Formula 1, 19/12/2016), https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2016/12/ferrari-confirm-giovinazzi-as-2017-reserve.html, (Accessed 17/07/2018)
  14. 'Pascal Wehrlein replaced by Antonio Giovinazzi for Australian GP', espn.co.uk, (ESPN, 25/03/2017), http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/18997047/unfit-pascal-wehrlein-replaced-formula-one-antonio-giovinazzi-australian-grand-prix, (Accessed 17/07/2018)
  15. 'Sauber 'very surprised' by Giovinazzi's F1 Australian GP performance', autosport.com, (Autosport, 29/03/2017), https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/128701/sauber-very-surprised-by-giovinazzi, (Accessed 17/07/2018)
  16. 'Antonio Giovinazzi keen to forget crash-filled Chinese GP weekend', autosport.com, (Autosport, 10/04/2017), https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/128898/giovinazzi-wants-to-cancel-china-weekend, (Accessed 17/07/2018)
  17. 17.0 17.1 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named AGio19A
  18. 18.0 18.1 'Ferrari F1 junior Antonio Giovinazzi tops final Formula E test entries', autosport.com, (Autosport, 10/04/2017), https://www.autosport.com/fe/news/133745/giovinazzi-tops-final-fe-rookie-test-entries, (Accessed 17/07/2018)
  19. 'New York City Post-Event Notebook', e-racing365.com, (e-racing365, 16/07/2018), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/new-york-city-post-event-notebook/, (Accessed 17/07/2018)
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Cars
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Drivers
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Drivers
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