Antonio Giovinazzi, nicknamed “Giovi”, is the latest talent hailing from Italy. The 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship runner-up, he raced with Prema in the 2016 International GP2 Series, again finishing runner-up with five wins and eight overall podiums. His performances earned him a role as third driver for Scuderia Ferrari in Formula One in 2017, a year in which he also made his debut for Sauber, deputising for the injured Pascal Wehrlein.
In 2019, Antonio became the first Italian driver to compete in a full Formula One season in eight years. The man in car #99 was faced with an uphill task – competing at the pinnacle of motorsport after two years away from almost any competitive racing. Despite this challenge, Antonio handled his rookie season well, scoring his first point in Austria and delivering a strong second half of the season, earning himself a new contract for 2020. In his second full season in the sport, Antonio showed great improvements, matching his famous team-mate and establishing himself as the undisputed king of race starts in Formula One.