Antonio Giovinazzi F1 2021

Retired

Antonio Giovinazzi

Italian

  • Martina Franca, Italy Place of Birth
  • 14 December 1993 Date of Birth
  • 2017 Australian Grand Prix F1 Debut
  • Sauber Current/Last Team

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Antonio Giovinazzi, an accomplished Italian racing driver, entered F1 during the 2017 season when he made his first competitive debut with Sauber at the Australian Grand Prix.

Born on December 14th, 1993, his racing career has been marked by significant achievements and consistent performances. In 2015, he secured second in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship standings. Following this success, he continued to demonstrate his racing prowess in the 2016 GP2 Series, competing with the Prema team. His efforts in the GP2 Series were outstanding, resulting in him finishing as runner-up once again. This season was particularly impressive for Giovinazzi, as he achieved five wins and secured eight podium finishes overall.

Giovinazzi’s Formula One journey began in 2017 when he made his competitive debut with Sauber at the Australian Grand Prix. He was called upon to replace Pascal Wehrlein, who was injured at the time. His stint as a replacement continued at the subsequent Chinese Grand Prix, where he stepped in for Wehrlein again.

In 2019 Giovinazzi secured a full-time race seat in Formula One with Alfa Romeo Racing, partnering with Kimi Räikkönen and saw him compete in the 2019, 2020, and 2021 seasons for the team. He filled the spot previously held by Marcus Ericsson, who transitioned to the role of the team’s reserve driver.

Giovinazzi experienced a challenging start to the 2019 season, not scoring any points during the first eight races. His breakthrough came at the Austrian Grand Prix, where he finished in 10th place, marking his first points in the championship. This achievement was notably significant as it represented the first time an Italian driver had scored points in Formula One since Vitantonio Liuzzi’s sixth-place finish at the 2010 Korean Grand Prix.

At the end of the 2021 season, Antonio Giovinazzi parted ways with Alfa Romeo and assumed the role of reserve driver for Ferrari, sharing these responsibilities with Mick Schumacher. His reserve role also saw him serve as a reserve driver for Ferrari’s customer teams, which included both Alfa Romeo and Haas.

In September 2022, Antonio Giovinazzi was actively involved in a test at the Fiorano circuit. He drove the Ferrari SF21, alongside the Russian-Israeli driver Robert Shwartzman. This testing session was aimed at preparing both drivers for their participation in free practice sessions throughout the 2022 F1 season.

During the same year, Giovinazzi also served as a test driver for Haas. He took part in free practice sessions for the team at both the Italian and United States Grand Prix.

Giovinazzi also participated in a test session with the Alpine team at the Hungaroring towards the end of September 2022. In this session, he was joined by drivers Nyck de Vries and Jack Doohan.

During the 2023 season, Giovinazzi maintained his role as a reserve driver with Ferrari, while also focusing on his primary commitment in the World Endurance Championship with the Ferrari AF Corse team. He achieved a remarkable victory at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans, where he teamed up with James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi.

Antonio Giovinazzi Formula One World Championship career

F1 Career2017, 2019–2021
TeamsSauber, Alfa Romeo Racing
Entries62
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points21
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry2017 Australian Grand Prix
Last entry2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Teammates

Driver Nationality Current/Last Team F1 Debut Status
Finnish Alfa Romeo 2001 Australian Grand Prix F1 Legend
Polish Alfa Romeo 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix Retired

Teams

Team Nationality Debut Season Status
Alfa Romeo Italian 1950 Historic