Antonio Giovinazzi is an Italian Formula One racing driver currently competing in Formula One for Alfa Romeo. He was the runner-up at Formula 3 European Championship in 2015 and would be the runner up again in the GP2 series in 2016. He made his Formula One debut for Sauber at the 2017 Australian Grand Prix. He signed a contract to race full-time for Alfa Romeo in 2019.
Giovinazzi began karting in 2000 and would become the champion in the Italian National Trophy 60cc by 2006. He was the champion of the WSK Master Series in the KF2 class in both 2010 and 2011.
Giovinazzi would then try his hand in Formula 3 where he would be the runner-up in the British Formula 3 Championship in 2013 and then become a runner-up in the European Formula 3 Championship in 2015.
In 2016, Giovinazzi would move to the GP2 series where after a slow start he would gain momentum and almost win the title from Pierre Gasly.
Antonio Giovinazzi made his debut with Sauber at the Australian Grand Prix 2017 as a replacement for Pascal Wehrlein. He would finish the race in 12th and would serve as a replacement yet again at the Chinese Grand Prix where he crashed out both in the race and in qualifying, Giovinazzi would spend the rest of his 2017 and 2018 season doing simulator work for Ferrari while waiting for an opportunity to open up for a race seat.
Giovinazzi finally got his opportunity at Alfa Romeo for the 2019 season where he would partner Kimi Raikkonen. Giovinazzi endured a woeful start to his Formula One Career at Alfa Romeo. Struggling with an underperforming car and having an experienced veteran in the other cockpit made things worse for him as he struggled to even score points in the early stages of the season. Giovinazzi would recover in the later stages of the season but still score only 14 points and finish the season in 17th place.
Giovinazzi would make further adjustments in the 2020 season and outqualify his teammate at 9 out of the 17 races but with the car getting even less competitive he didn’t have much to show in terms of results as both Raikkonen and Giovinazzi finished the season with 4 points.
Alfa Romeo would retain Giovinazzi for the 2021 season.