|Date of Birth||14th December 1993|
|Date of Death||Unknown|
|Total Entries||2 (2 Starts)|
|Car||Audi RS5 DTM|
Giovinazzi was drafted into Team Phoenix and Audi for the Moscow round, with the general consensus being that he would remain in Formula 3 until the end of the season. The Italian had a quiet debut race, finishing in nineteenth at a circuit he had only visited once before.
Giovinazzi started his racing career after seven years of karting, joining Formula Pilota China in 2012. Six wins and a series of strong performances gave him a début title, with the Italian promoted to the FIA European Formula 3 Championship in 2013. He also competed in the British Formula 3 Championship that season, taking a maiden win at Silverstone, as he finished as runner up in Britain.
A switch of teams and priorities in 2014 saw Giovinazzi become a title contender in the European F3 Championship, as he claimed two wins on his way to sixth. 2015 started brightly too, with the Italian leading the Championship at the halfway mark, before getting the call to driver for Team Phoenix in Moscow. He was to continue in Formula 3 until the end of the season, with a potential DTM future in sight.
Giovinizzi's DTM chance came after the events of the Red Bull Ring 2015 meeting, where Timo Scheider received a ban for 'Gamesmanship', having hit Robert Wickens into Pascal Wehrlein on the orders of Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. Team Phoenix invited him to take their second car for the Moscow race weekend (with Scheider set to return for the Oschersleben round), with the Italian racer adopting the #93 as his race number.
His début weekend started with nineteenth in the shorter 40 minute race on Saturday, with the Italian completing a trouble free race.
Full DTM RecordEdit
Below is a table showing Antonio Giovinazzi's full DTM record.
|DTM Championship Record|
|3rd||Third||DNS||Did Not Start|
|7th||Points Scorer||NC||Not Classified|
|Italics||Qualifying Race||C||Race Cancelled|
|16th||Non-points finish||†||Non-Championship Race|
Videos and Images:
- Stefan Brending, 'File:2014 F3 HockenheimringII Antonio Giovinazzi by 2eight DSC7611.jpg',commons.wikimedia.org, (WikiMedia Commons, 18/10/2014),https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2014_F3_HockenheimringII_Antonio_Giovinazzi_by_2eight_DSC7611.jpg, (Accessed 30/08/2015)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Ziegler, Stefan, 'F3 leader Giovinazzi to replace Scheider at Moscow', motorsport.com, (Motorsport.com Inc., 28/08/2015), http://www.motorsport.com/dtm/news/f3-leader-giovinazzi-to-replace-scheider-at-moscow, (Accessed 29/08/2015)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 'DTM MOSCOW RACEWAY: RACE 1 AT A GLANCE', dtm.com, (DTM, 29/08/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/dtm-moscow-raceway-race-1-glance-2015-08-29.html, (Accessed 29/08/2015)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 'Antonio Giovinazzi', wikipedia.org, (WikiMedia, 29/08/2015), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Giovinazzi, (Accessed 30/08/2015)
- ↑ 'DMSB PRONOUNCES SENTENCE FOR GAMESMANSHIP', dtm.com, (DTM, 26/08/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/dmsb-pronounces-sentence-gamesmanship-2015-08-26.html, (Accessed 29/08/2015)