Giovinazzi Leads Double R Assault at Monza F3 Test

by Alex Goldschmidt

2012 Formula Pilota China Champion and now F3 rookie, Antonio Giovinazzi, showed impressive form, having moved up to the FIA F3 European Championship this season, as the Italian competed in both Asia and Europe last year, showing impressive form through his racing.

The 19-year-old has clearly started off well, and hit the ground running with Double R Racing, which has clearly impressed Team Principal, Anthony ‘Boyo’ Hieatt, who was happy with the initial progress that Giovinazzi, Tatiana Calderon and Seal Galeal made on the limited running the teams had: “We’re glad to have been so competitive, Antonio was quick all day and for a rookie to have been so consistently fast was very impressive. He’s certainly made a great start and we’ve got high hopes for the weekend’s racing.

“Sean had a couple of moments during the day but he did a good job, and improved throughout. As the youngest driver in the championship it’s a massive step and learning curve, but he’s on the right path. Tatiana had a decent test too, there were a few issues with braking but we sorted those out during the day and she made good progress. At this early stage, we feel it’ll be a good season. 

Indonesian Galael is the youngest and most-inexperienced driver in the series, at just the tender age of 16, but along with lady racer Calderon, both drivers showed impressive increases in their performance, with their lap times respectively dropping by over 1.5 seconds, as the day carried on, and the track got better with further running giving the 30-strong grid the chance to make the most of the opportunity to set up their cars as best as possible for the oncoming first race weekend of the season this coming weekend.

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