Auto GP World Series race winner Kevin Giovesi joined the Caterham F1 Academy yesterday.
The Italian, who currently resides 4th in the standings, joins Nathanaël Berthon in the junior squad, following the team’s split with Alexander Rossi just over one week ago.
Following spells in GP2 and European F3 Open (now Euroformula Open), Giovesi committed himself to the Auto GP Series with Eurotech FMS Racing and has rewarded the Italian squad with two reverse grid victories.
However the shallow nature of Auto GP’s field this year raises obvious questions as to real weight value of those victories.
On paper, it is questionable whether Giovesi has come close to obtaining the results that would warrant such a promotion. Occasional race victories in Auto GP, European F3 Open and Italian F3 are all well and good, but one must question whether it is enough to deserve such a move up the order. There may be, and probably are of course, other motives involved.
Giovesi does have two titles to his name, having won the 2009 Formula Lista Junior Series and the Copa Class of the 2012 European F3 Open Series.