Antonio Giovinazzi

Antonio Giovinazzi
Country: 
Full Name: 
Antonio Giovinazzi
Birth Date: 
17 January, 2019
Birth Place: 
Martina Franca
Death Date: 
14 December, 1993
Driver Status: 
Current
Driver Height: 
185cm
Driver Weight: 
70kg

Antonio Giovinazzi Biography
 

Giovinazzi made a winning start to his karting career after becoming champion in the Italian National Trophy 60cc and Euro Trophy 60 in 2006, before his single seater career kicked off with similar success in 2012, when the Italian stormed to the Formula Pilota China title. 

He finished 17th in his rookie European Formula 3 Championship with Double R Racig a year later, while a parallel campaign in British Formula 3 with the same team saw him take runner up spot in the championship behind Jordan King. 

Breakthrough European F3 wins came at Carlin in 2014 as he improved to sixth, before finishing second the following year to Felix Rosenqvist, while also finishing fourth in the 2015 Macau Grand Prix. 

Giovinazzi moved up to GP2 and once again had to settle for runner up spot in the final year of the series before being rebranded as Formula 2 in 2017. Despite taking five wins - one more than title rival and Prema teammate Pierre Gasly - and a remarkable double at Baku, he ended up eight points shy of winning the championship. 

Following a brief foray into sportscar and endurance racing, Giovinazzi made his F1 bow in unexpected circumstances at the 2017 Australian Grand Prix, the first of two races he contested in place of the injured regular Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein. 

He impressed with a 12th place finish in Melbourne but the beginning to his F1 career was somewhat soured by a crash-strewn weekend in China. He spent the rest of the year and 2018 splitting his commitments as test driver for Haas, Sauber and Ferrari, before earning a full-time F1 seat with Sauber in 2019 alongside Kimi Raikkonen, having taken the place of Indycar-bound Marcus Ericsson.