|P.o.B.||São Paulo, Brazil|
|D.o.B.||2 October 1996|
|Début||2020 Red Bull Ring Feature Race|
|Formula Two Career|
|Entries||8 (8 Starts)|
Guilherme Samaia (born 2 October 1996 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian racing driver, who competes for Campos Racing in the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship. A multiple single-seater Champion in his native Brazil, Samaia entered F2 after impressing both Campos and his sponsors at the 2019 Yas Marina Test.
Samaia opened his career in karting at the age of fifteen, competing in the Florida Winter Tour alongside Juan Manuel Correa. After just a two seasons in karts, however, Samaia would get his first seat in single seaters, getting a run-out in the Fórmula Junior Brazil at the end of 2013. The Brazilian duly returned to karting for 2014, Samaia got his first full season of single-seater racing in 2015, obtaining an entry in the Formula 3 Brazil Light Series.
Samaia won the Brazil Light Championship in 2015, graduating to Formula 3 Brasil the following season. Second in that Championship showed Samaia's potential, with the Brazilian youth duly dominating the following season to claim the Brazilian F3 Championship in 2017. With that Samaia set his sights on Europe, gaining a seat in the BRDC British Formula 3 for the rest of the season, finishing thirteenth.
Samaia would also compete in the Spanish Formula 3 Championship and the Euroformula Open Championship in 2017, although he was only able to compete in handful of races. Regardless, he returned to both series in 2018, claiming sixth in Euroformula and fifth in Spanish F3, earning him a third Euroformula season in 2019. However, after signing a deal to compete for a full season, Samaia would drop out of the Championship mid-season.
Formula Two History
Samaia got his first chance to drive an FIA Formula 2 Championship at the 2019 Yas Marina Test with Campos Racing, staged at the Yas Marina Circuit at the end of the 2019 season. After a strong showing Campos opted to sign Samaia for the 2020 Championship, partnering the Brazilian rookie with F2 veteran Jack Aitken.
Post Formula Two Career
Full Formula Two Record
Shown below are a series of tables outlining Guilherme Samaia'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 Guilherme Samaia during their F2 career:
|Guilherme Samaia's Overall Formula Two Record|
|2020||Campos Racing||10||Dallara F2 2018|
Below is a table showing Guilherme Samaia's full Formula Two record.
|FIA Formula Two Championship Record|
Videos and Images:
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Keith Collantine, 'Three spaces left on F2 grid as Aitken, Matsushita and Samaia take seats', racefans.net, (Collantine Media Ltd., 17/02/2020), https://www.racefans.net/2020/02/17/four-spaces-left-on-f2-grid-as-samaia-joins-aitken-at-campos/, (Accessed 04/03/2020)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 'MAZEPIN FINISHES FASTEST ON FINAL DAY OF TESTING', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula 2, 07/12/2019), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2019/12_December/Mazepin-finishes-fastest-on-final-day-of-testing/, (Accessed 12/03/2020)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 'Guilherme Samaia', driverdb.com, (Driver Database, 2020), https://www.driverdb.com/drivers/guilherme-samaia/, (Accessed 12/03/2020)
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