Meet Antonio Serravalle: The up-and-coming Indy Lights Racer from Canada
After completing successful back-to-back competitions, the American developmental automobile racing series sanctioned by IndyCars, Indy lights racing has become a globally acclaimed sport. Emerging racers and athletes all over the world, especially from Western Europe, America, and Canada, have shown their willingness to become a part of this competitive racing championship.
Amidst the new season, there has been a remarkable growth in car counts, TV audiences, and sponsorship. With no second thoughts, IndyLights Racing seems to have taken a leap forward in global respect over the past two seasons. Providing a platform to young racing enthusiasts, this competition has offered full-time opportunities to some of the big names. Among them, there is a 19-year-old boy from Canada, Antonio Serravalle.
With the hope of making a breakthrough in the IndyCar or Formula One racing soon, Antonio is one determined athlete. He has been making a name in Indy Lights, presented by Cooper Tires Racing, by his performances. The journey of this emerging star began at an early age when his idol, his dad, gave him a Go Kart as a present on his fourth birthday. Since that day, Antonio decided that he would drive and drive fast. He participated in global events and won many Go Kart competitions at a young age. Antonio went to Italy and won a racing competition, not only there but all around the world.
As Indy Lights took a leap forward in global respect, Antonio Serravalle also showed his interest in becoming a part of it. The teenager enjoyed a successful season in 2021, where his best finish was sixth at Road America. Despite being a rookie, Antonio didn’t fail to impress the fans and the audience with his performance. He announced himself on this global platform by leaving many big names behind. Such performances not only drew the attention of sponsors but it was also inspirational for many accomplished drivers who are stuck in the ladder system with no hope of reaching Formula One.
For the 2022 campaign of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship, Abel Motorsports has signed second-year driver Antonio Serravalle to drive its No. 11 car. Antonio Serravalle had a strong start to the new season, finishing in the top ten in the first two races with Abel Motorsports. He was then signed by HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing for a team test at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the weekend round, along with the four other HMD Motorsports entries and five additional Indy Lights drivers. The 19-year-old Canadian driver will retain the No. 11 on his HMD-prepared entry, joining Linus Lundqvist, Daniel Frost, Christian Bogle, and Benjamin Pedersen (Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports) in the organization’s five-car program.
Despite the fact that the season did not begin with HMD Motorsports, it was not the first time the two parties worked together as a team. Before the 2020 Indy Lights season was canceled, Antonio Serravalle was set to join HMD Motorsports. Throughout the season, Serravalle and the team collaborated at various test events.
While acknowledging the collaboration, Antonio said, “I’m excited to be moving up to Indy Lights.” He further added, “I was able to test with HMD Motorsports in December 2020, and it was a great experience! The team was extremely helpful in getting me settled into the car and up to speed, and we were ultimately able to run towards the front of the field during the test. They are an experienced and professional team with nearly every team member having IndyCar experience, and I am grateful and excited to be working with them this season.”
After impressing the audience for two back-to-back seasons, Antonio is now eyeing to make a mark in IndyCar Racing. With his impressive performances and sheer dedication, he is aiming to participate in much bigger racing sports like IndyCar or Formula One. The 19-year-old Antonio Serravalle has been one of the advocates and ambassadors for the Indy Lights. While he himself is making a mark in Indy Lights racing, Antonio is also inspiring the talented and skillful racers who are hustling to make it big.