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TALKING TO ANTONIO GIOVINAZZI

F.3 as a trampoline to professional driving: lots of aerodynamic load and little power means you have to carry out accurate driving

Antonio and Sean shared the cockpit for the Asiatic and European Le Mans Series attempt the escalation for F.1 via the main way. In fact, last year I got to know a lot of categories: besides being with F.3, I raced with Audi in DTM and I had my first experience also with LMP2,which in between the two seasons took me to the East again for the Asian Le Mans Series and then again to Europe, with the ELMS Series. Among the various brilliant experiences I have had there’s the DTM, which is very important because it offered me the opportunity to race for a factory like ’Audi, which is a great honour for me. Then this year I had the opportunity of taking part in the GP2 and with an important team like the Prema Racing, yet again, thanks to the Gelaels. The results confirm that I had taken the right decision. At last GP2 with Prema: the season starts with four zeros then you made up for it at Baku. Got your confidence back and also good points at Silverstone: what was the Keystone for changing tendency so radically after the first four races? In fact the season didn’t start as we had expected it to. After being with the top five in both sessions of pre20 VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

important things that professional drivers require besides skilful driving? What advice would you give young kart drivers who look to professional racing? I think that at the base of a driver’s formation there must be a good dose of humbleness, enough to enable him to keep his feet on the round and his head on his shoulders while aiming to achieve a dream, the greatest dream for any driver is F.1.At the same time you have to concentrate on work, hard work also on physical formation and you must be 100% fit in the technical sessions with the team engineers. championship testing, I was very unlucky with the two first races in Barcelona and Monte Carlo in Monte Carlo I was up front but then I had brake problems and this slowed me down. In Baku, it was the first weekend where everything went smoothly, no problems, and out potential soon came through, the results prove it. The weekend in Azerbaijan was a fantastic weekend, and this bucked us all up: since that moment we have continued to get good results and I hope we’ll continue to do so. At the moment which are the most

Tell us about a typical day for Antonio Giovinazzi…    I do a lot of physical training during the day, and I still do it even after having moved closer to Prema. Then there is also technical training, which I do with engineers And in the past on a simulator. My life as a driver is 100% concentration, but that doesn’t mean without free time and relaxing with friends at the weekend. Obviously without exaggerating because I have to keep my concentration for the next race weekend.

Vroom Kart International #183 - September 2016  

In this issue: FANTASTIC 4 Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart/Vortex – KZ), Fabian Federer (CRG/Modena Engines – KZ2), Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG/Parilla –...

Vroom Kart International #183 - September 2016  

In this issue: FANTASTIC 4 Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart/Vortex – KZ), Fabian Federer (CRG/Modena Engines – KZ2), Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG/Parilla –...

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