Alfa Romeo Racing driver Antonio Giovinazzi has been dealt a ten-second penalty post-Singapore Grand Prix, although it won't affect his P10 finishing...
Antonio Giovinazzi is an Italian Formula 1 driver for Alfa Romeo Racing. Giovinazzi is the first Italian F1 driver since Jarno Trulli and Vitantonio Liuzzi left the sport at the end of 2011. Since then, Formula 1 has been without a permanent driver from Italy, until now.
Giovinazzi signed his first full year F1 contract with Alfa Romeo Racing, replacing the Indycar bound Marcus Ericsson.
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Born in Martina Franca, in the South of Italy, Giovinazzi began competitive karting aged 13 in 2006 and his talent immediately shone, winning the Italian 60cc National Trophy.
Moving into single seaters, Giovinazzi took an unusual route through Formula Pilota China in 2012, a series he won, racking up six race wins in the process.
Three years in European Formula 3 were to follow, with a best finish of second in 2015, finishing above four other F1 drivers on the grid for 2019; Charles Leclerc, Lance Stroll, George Russell and Alexander Albon.
During the season, Giovinazzi went on an impressive run of seven podiums in a row, which included podiums at all three races at both Zandvoort and the Red Bull Ring.
Following his impressive 2015 European F3 season, Giovinazzi made the progression to GP2, joining the Prema Racing team, partnering Red Bull’s new driver, Pierre Gasly.
Giovinazzi led his team mate in the championship going into the final race by just one point after winning five races in the season, but Gasly took a crucial win in Abu Dhabi, which left Giovinazzi needing to win the sprint race to take the title.
The Italian could only finish sixth, and Gasly took the title.
Entry in Formula 1
The Australian Grand Prix will not be Giovinazzi’s first taste of Formula 1 racing. He filled in for the injured Pascal Wehrlein at the opening two races in 2017 for Sauber, in Australia and China and left a good mark on the sport despite not picking up any points.
Giovinazzi will have the tough task of being team mates with Kimi Raikkonen, 2007 World Champion and winner of the 2018 US Grand Prix.
Giovinazzi’s successes in Formula 2 as a test driver for Haas and Ferrari in 2017, but received an opportunity to make his Formula 1 debut in Australia to replace Wehrlein. The German injured his back in a crash at the Race of Champions and was unfit for the first two races.
On his debut at Albert Park, Giovinazzi was unlucky to miss out on Q2, qualifying in 16th. During the race, he showed his ability, finishing in 12th.
On his second race in China, he did make the second part of qualifying, but suffered a crash at the end of the session.
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