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F2 veteran Giotto returns to dam to replace Nissan at Monza

Nissan crossed the 12-point threshold in a season with David Beckman in contact with David Beckman behind the safety car at Zandvoort last weekend, earning his 13th penalty of the 2022 season.

Israel finished the season with a best fourth in the Imola sprint, becoming the third driver of the season to be banned for too many penalty points, after Van Amersfoort The Amory Cordell was held back at Silverstone while Ollie Caldwell (Campos) was forced to sit in Spa

to replace him, DAMS called up Ghiotto, who this year Has been racing for the Tresor by Car Collection Audi team in the GT World Challenge Europe.

The Italian has a history in F2 and its predecessor GP2 dating back to 2016, graduating into the second division after finishing runner-up to Esteban Ocon in the 2015 GP3 series. .

He was a regular in the series until the 2020 Russian Time Trident, Virtuosi and Hitech team, with 7 victories, including the 2017 Monza Sprint.

His best finish in the standings was third in 2019, when he was seven points behind runner-up Nicholas Latifi.

“I am very happy to be back in F2 for my home race at Monza,” said Ghiotto.

“It’s so late, I can’t believe I’ll be racing this weekend!

” I’m really looking forward to joining a team I’ve enjoyed so many fights in the past team, would be happy to finally work together when given the chance. “

Roy Nissany, Dams

Roy Nissany, Dams

Photo by FIA

Ghiotto is currently No. 2 in F2 history, tied with Ralph Boschung and Nissan. Ghiotto and Boschung will overtake Louis Deletraz, who has played in 92 F2 races, while Ghiotto Will be the second most experienced driver in GP2/F2 history behind Johnny Cecotto Jr’s 119 races.

Since leaving the Formula 1 Youth Series, Giotto has focused on sports cars , he made his debut as part of the short-lived Ginetta LMP1 programme at the 2019 Fuji 6 Hours World Endurance Championship.

He completed his only day of F1 testing at the Hungaroring in 2017 for Williams.



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