BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JULY 23: Pierre Gasly of France and Prema Racing, Antonio Giovinazzi of Italy and Prema Racing and Sergey Sirotkin of Russia and ART Grand Prix celebrate on the podium after the GP2 Feature Race after qualifying for the Formula One Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 23, 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

With Mercedes still up in arms about who they will sign on to partner Lewis Hamilton in the 2017 Formula One Championship season, Ferrari has confirmed their third driver for the new year to enhance their world champion team of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.

The Maranello based squad has officially reached an agreement with Antonio Giovinazzi, who was born in Martina Franca (Taranto, Italy) on December 14th, 1993.

Giovinazzi competed in the 2016 GP2 season with Prema alongside Pierre Gasly where he scored ‘the double’ with victories in both the feature and sprint races in Baku, eventually finishing the season second overall.