Antonio Giovinazzi has moved to Formula E for the 2021/22 season at Dragon Penske Autosport alongside Sergio Sette Camara.
Having lost his F1 seat with Alfa Romeo Sauber to Guanyu Zhou for the 2022 season, Giovinazzi wasted no time to announce his move to Formula E with Dragon Penske Autosport alongside Camara, who stays on for another year.
Giovinazzi will replace Nico Mueller/Joel Eriksson who raced for Dragon Penske last year. The Italian previously tested with Virgin few years back before he had his full-time F1 run. Camara, meanwhile, gets another Formula E year after a good showing last year.
“As soon as it was made public that I would not be in Formula 1 next year, I decided to participate in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship,” said Giovinazzi. “It is a category which I always followed and I am thrilled to be part of DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT in this all-electric racing series, in which I have already tested three years ago.
“I would like to thank Jay Penske who immediately showed great interest for having me on board. I can’t wait until I will test in Valencia at the end of the month. We have an exciting year ahead of us, I will do the maximum to help the team succeed.”
At the same time, his new boss Jay Penske added: “Antonio is one of the most talented drivers in the world, and I am very proud to have him joining this team. With Antonio and Sergio, we are fortunate to now have what I believe to be one of the strongest race line ups in the series.”
And Giovinazzi’s teammate Camara stated: “I am very happy and proud to continue with DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT in Season 8. Formula E is one of the most competitive championships in the world and I will give my absolute best in every single race to obtain the results the Team deserves. I am determined to come back strong.”
While his Formula E programme is set, it is unclear at the moment how Giovinazzi retains his Ferrari contract. It is expected for the Italian to continue with them in reserve capacity, especially with Callum Ilott moving to IndyCar but the details are awaited.
Formula E 2021/22 line-up so far:
Envision Racing: Robin Frijns, Nick Cassidy
DS Techeetah: Jean-Eric Vergne, Antonio Felix da Costa
Mahindra Racing: Alexander Sims, Oliver Rowland
Nissan: Sebastien Buemi, Maximilian Guenther
Jaguar Racing: Mitch Evans, Sam Bird
Dragon Penske: Sergio Sette Camara, Antonio Giovinazzi
Venturi: Lucas di Grassi, Edoardo Mortara
Porsche: Andre Lotterer, Pascal Wehrlein
Andretti: Jake Dennis
Mercedes: Nyck de Vries
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