The Caterham F1 Team has added another young driver to its development programme, today confirming that Kevin Giovesi has joined its ranks.

The 20-year-old Italian is currently competing in his second year in the Auto GP series. He currently lies fourth overall in the Drivers’ Championship standings.

Born in the town of Rho, Giovesi spent four years racing karts before graduating to open-wheelers in 2009 and won that year’s Formula Lista Junior championship before graduating to the Italian Formula 3 Championship, where he raced for the next three years.

This was followed by stints in the European F3 Open Championship and Formula Renault.

Kevin Giovesi

Giovesi had a brief run in the GP2 Series with the Venezuela GP Lazarus team, but it was not a success.

In 2013, he graduated to the GP2 Series with the Venezuela GP Lazarus team, but the partnership was not a success and he was out of a drive after the Monaco round. He immediately switched to the Auto GP championship, racking up five podium finishes in his 10-race part-season to finish sixth overall.

Giovesi joins France’s Nathanaël Berthon – whose own appointment was recently confirmed – in Caterhams development programme, which the team says will aim to “give up-and-coming racing drivers the opportunity to embed themselves in the squad’s on and off-track operations, helping to prepare them fully for the step up to F1”.

Images via GP2 Media Service

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