ACI Team Italy – Giovinazzi triumphs in Baku. Minardi "F1 Boy"
Along with Formula 1, also GP2 Series signed its debut in the new circuit, among the little roads of Baku. A weekend that will remain in the history of the second tier Championship, thanks to an Italian boy that managed to make playing the Mameli’s hymn twice. Thanks to an extraordinary weekend, Antonio Giovinazzi at his debut in GP2 dominated both the races, bringing the first successes to ACI Team Italia 2016. Six km track that showed the qualities of the boy from Martina Franca, 22 years old, also maker of the pole position and of the fastest lap in race. “I must absolutely congratulate Antonio Giovinazzi, he has been the uncontested protagonist in such a demanding and selective circuit like Baku. A 360° success with two wins, pole position and fastest lap. Fabulous what he showed us, expecially in race-2”, Gian Carlo Minardi observes.
At the end of the first lap of the race scheduled on Sunday, the standard-bearer of Prema slips at the bottom of the overall standing, but he recovers up to the top in the last round also supported by safety-cars, with an overtaking at the expense of his team mate. “I have said that he is one of the best Italian drivers for years. He managed to fight with Max Verstappen on equal terms, bringing home two important wins. He is one of the boys that I suggested to FDA, but he wasn’t taken into consideration for different choices”, the manager from Faenza continues, also stressing the third place achieved by Raffaele Marciello in race-1. One swallow does not make a summer, and now he has to prove himself. Giovinazzi is a driver that can race for the title moreover is ready for