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Antonio Fuoco
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Italy Italian
Date of Birth 20 May 1996
Date of Death
Début 2017 Bahrain Feature Race
Titles
Formula Two Career
Entries 46 (45 Starts)
Wins 3
First Win 2017 Monza Feature Race
Poles 0
FLs 2
Points 239
Former Teams Flag of Italy Prema Racing

Antonio Fuoco, born 20 May 1996, is an Italian racing driver whom competed for Charouz Racing System during the 2018 FIA Formula Two Championship.[1] A long-term member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, Fuoco is in his second season of F2, and has completed a young driver test in a Formula One car.[2]

Background

Fuoco began his career in karting at the age of four, moving steadily through the various categories to compete in the WSK Euro Series in 2012, finishing third. That earned Fuoco a drive in the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps for 2013, with the Italian racer duly making his race car debut with Prema Racing. It was a successful debut season for the Italian racer, with Fuoco not only winning the overall title, but also earning a spot in the Ferrari Driver Academy to try and move into Formula One.

Scuderia Support

With backing from Ferrari, Fuoco made the step to the European Formula 3 Championship in 2014, again competing with Prema. Two wins mid-season saw Fuoco end the year fifth overall, earning him a role as development driver for Ferrari in F1. For 2015 the Scuderia moved him into the GP3 Series, although Fuoco was unable to secure a victory in his first season with Carlin.

For 2016 Fuoco would move to Trident for a second GP3 campaign, and duly picked up his first wins in the series. Come the end of the season the Italian racer had secured third in the Championship, and earned a re-union with Prema as he made the move into Formula Two.[3]

Formula Two History

Fuoco's FIA Formula Two debut would come during the 2017 season, with the Italian racer partnered by fellow Ferrari Driver Academy driver Charles Leclerc.[3] They would both drive for Ferrari's nominated F2 team, Prema Racing, although it was Leclerc, not Fuoco, whom instantly began to draw the eye. Indeed, in spite of scoring points on his debut, Fuoco would have to wait until the ninth round of the season to score again.[4]

Shadow Racer

Fuoco's maiden season would be a mixed bag, with the Italian frequently racing in the shadow of teammate Leclerc, who would go on to win the Championship at a canter at the end of the season.[5] Fuoco, meanwhile, would only secure one podium finish before the mid-season break, which in itself was one of only three points finishes before the summer break.[4] However, Fuoco bounced back well after the summer, and duly claimed a maiden victory in the 2017 Monza Feature Race, right in front of the Ferrari management.[6]

Two further podia followed for Fuoco in both the Monza Sprint and Jerez Feature races, with the Italian also finishing third, on the road, in Yas Marina, only to be disqualified.[7] That run would move Fuoco into the top ten in the Championship come season's end, albeit with a third of the number of points that teammate Leclerc had scored. Yet, the Scuderia kept faith with their driver come the end of the season, and ensured that Fuoco would stay in F2 for 2018.[1]

A Chance of Charouz

For 2018 Ferrari arranged for Fuoco to join new F2 entrants Charouz Racing System, who also signed up Louis Delétraz, a member of the Renault Sport Academy.[1]

Post Formula Two Career

Full Formula Two Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Antonio Fuoco's career in Formula Two in statistical form.

Formula Two Entries

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Antonio Fuoco during their F2 career:

Antonio Fuoco's Overall Formula Two Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2017 Flag of Italy Prema Racing 2 Dallara GP2/11 8th 98
2018 Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System 21 Dallara F2 2018

Career Results

Below is a table showing Antonio Fuoco's full Formula Two record.

FIA Formula Two Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
2017 Flag of Bahrain Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Austria Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Spain Flag of the United Arab Emirates 8th 98
F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S
9th 11th 13th Ret 11th 10th Ret 12th 3rd 5th 16th 12th Ret 17th 3rd 7th 1st 3rd 3rd 5th DSQ 11th
2018 Flag of Bahrain Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of France Flag of Austria Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Russia Flag of the United Arab Emirates 7th 141
F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S
17th 12th 3rd DNS 10th 7th 8th 1st 4th 4th 3rd 4th 3rd Ret 3rd 17th 17th 19th DSQ 10th 6th 9th 7th 1st

References

Videos and Images:

References:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Valentin Khorounzhiy, 'F2 newcomer Charouz signs Fuoco, Deletraz', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 14/12/2018), https://www.motorsport.com/fia-f2/news/charouz-fuoco-deletraz-ferrari-988592/?s=1, (Accessed 13/06/2018)
  2. Peter Allen, 'Fuoco joins Ferrari Driver Academy, Maisano out', paddockscout.com, (Formula Scout, 21/12/2012), http://www.paddockscout.com/fuoco-joins-ferrari-driver-academy-maisano-out, (Accessed 29/06/2018
  3. 3.0 3.1 Darshan Chokhani, 'Prema confirms Leclerc and Fuoco for 2017 GP2 season', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 28/11/2016), https://www.motorsport.com/fia-f2/news/prema-confirms-leclerc-and-fuoco-for-2017-gp2-season-854807/?s=1, (Accessed 29/06/2018)
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  5. 'Sauber confirm Leclerc & Ericsson, as Alfa Romeo livery revealed', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 02/12/2017), https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/12/sauber-confirm-leclerc---ericsson--as-alfa-romeo-livery-revealed.html, (Accessed 02/12/2017)
  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Mnz17FR
  7. Alex Kalinauckas, 'Rowland, Fuoco disqualified from Abu Dhabi Race 1', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 25/11/2017), https://www.motorsport.com/fia-f2/news/rowland-fuoco-disqualified-from-abu-dhabi-race-1-982861/?s=1, (Accessed 29/06/2018)
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