Still to this day the last man to win the driver’s world championship for Ferrari, you don’t get many like Kimi. A ferociously quick driver who has often provided viewers with the funniest moments in team radio, yet he is as calm and quiet as they come out of the cockpit.
Making his debut with Sauber in 2001, an impressive first season then saw him gain a move to McLaren where it was his time to shine. His fearless racing led to some memorable wins for Kimi at McLaren before jumping ship to Ferrari replacing Michael Schumacher.
He could not have had a better first year at Ferrari pipping the drivers of this old team, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso, to the title by just one point. A couple years after his title win, he then took a few years out to compete in Rally but came back to where he belonged and hasn’t looked back - including returns to old teams such as Ferrari and Sauber.
Should he see out the 2020 season then he will break Rubens Barrichello’s record of 326 for most race entries.
After his first full season in Formula One, Antonio Giovinazzi is back for another alongside the 2007 world champion, Kimi Raikkonen.
Following an impressive GP2 campaign in 2016 where he finished a close second to Pierre Gasly, Giovinazzzi was given the opportunity as a stand-in at Sauber for the opening two races of the 2017 F1 season.
A solid debut in Melbourne witnessed him finish twelfth, but that was followed by a disappointing retirement in Shanghai where he crashed out. However he would then have to wait a little while longer for his next opportunity in Formula One - almost two years later as he returned in 2019 to race for Alfa Romeo.
It was a slow start to the season for Giovinazzi but he eventually found his rhythm to drive some impressive races such as his fifth placed finish in Brazil. With a tremendous team-mate to learn from in Kimi Raikkonen, 2020 will be the season for Giovinazzi to kick-on and consistently challenge for point finishes.