Gianluca Petecof

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Gianluca Petecof
NationalityBrazil Brazilian
BornGianluca de Castro Petecof
(2002-11-14) 14 November 2002 (age 16)
São Paulo, Brazil
ADAC Formula 4 career
Debut season2018
Current teamPrema Theodore Racing
Car no.5
Starts20
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish10th in 2018
Italian F4 Championship career
Debut season2018
Current teamPrema Theodore Racing
Car no.5
Starts18
Wins1
Poles0
Fastest laps1
Best finish4th in 2018

Gianluca de Castro Petecof (born 14 November 2002 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian racing driver and member of the Ferrari Driver Academy.[1]

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Petecof began karting in 2010, competing in his native Brazil before expanding into other parts of the world, including the United States where he took victory in the 2014 Florida Winter Tour, and Europe, with the highlights being a fifth place finish in the CIK-FIA OKJ World Championship in 2016 and sixth in the OK World Championship the following year.[2][3][4][5] In 2015, Petecof received backing from the racing division of the Shell oil company.[6]

Lower formulae[edit]

In February 2018, it was announced Petecof would graduate to single-seaters, competing with Prema Theodore Racing in both the ADAC and Italian F4 Championships.[7][8] In the Italian championship, Petecof claimed five podiums and claimed his maiden win at Mugello, finishing fourth in the championship.[9] In ADAC Formula 4, Petecof claimed a podium in the third race at the Nürburgring and finished tenth in the championship.[10]

In January 2019, Ferrari confirmed Petecof would do a second season at Formula 4 level, both ADAC and Italian, and in March, Prema announced they would reunite with him.[11][12]

Formula One[edit]

In December 2017, Petecof was named as a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy.[1] He was retained in January 2019.[13]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F. Laps Podiums Points Position
2018 ADAC Formula 4 Championship Prema Theodore Racing 20 0 0 0 1 92 10th
Italian F4 Championship 18 1 0 1 5 186 4th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gianluca Petecof is the newest member of the Ferrari Driver Academy". December 5, 2017. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "Gianluca Petecof - Scuderia Ferrari". Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Cole, David (January 20, 2014). "Florida Winter Tour Completes Opening Rounds of 2014". eKartingNews. Cooper Tires. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  4. ^ "Gianluca Petecof joins Prema Theodore Racing for the 2018 ADAC and Italian F4 Championships". February 5, 2018. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  5. ^ Gruz, David (September 25, 2017). "Britons Keirle, Patterson become 2017 karting world champions". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  6. ^ "Rumo à F1, prodígio do kart disputará Mundial por tradicional equipe italiana (Towards F1, kart prodigy will compete for the traditional Italian team)". January 18, 2017. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  7. ^ Allen, Peter (February 5, 2018). "New Ferrari recruit Petecof to race in both Italian and German F4 for Prema". FormulaScout. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  8. ^ "Gianluca Petecof to make ADAC Formula 4 debut". February 5, 2018. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  9. ^ Waring, Bethonie (October 27, 2018). "Gianluca Petecof wins at Mugello as Italian F4 title rivals retire". FormulaScout. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  10. ^ "1st podium for Gianluca Petecof. Enzo Fittipaldi up to 2nd in the standings with 3 podiums at Nurburgring". August 5, 2018. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  11. ^ "Mick Schumacher joins Ferrari Driver Academy". January 19, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  12. ^ "PREMA POWERTEAM CONFIRMS GIANLUCA PETECOF IN THE 2019 FORMULA 4 ITALIAN AND ADAC CHAMPIONSHIPS". March 11, 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  13. ^ Mitchell, Scott (January 19, 2019). "Mick Schumacher joins Ferrari's 2019 Driver Academy line-up". Autosport. Motorsport Network. Retrieved February 15, 2019.

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