Where Are They Now | Antonio Fuoco

Antonio Fuoco is an Italian driver, born in Cariati on the 20th May 1996. Fuoco was last seen in the feeder series ladder, racing in Formula 2 with Charouz Racing System, before having a year out as the Ferrari F1 test driver. Most recently, he raced in Asian Le Mans with Car Guy Racing.

Before he headed off to Asian Le Mans, he followed the Formula racing ladder like many other drivers. Antonio made his debut in 2013 with Formula Renault Alps until eventually arriving in Formula 2 in 2017. Driving alongside Charles Leclerc, he was picked up by Prema Racing for his debut season. Fuoco claimed a win in his home race at Monza during the feature race and then a further four more podiums. However, this only placed him in 8th with 98 points, putting him behind Nyck de Vries. For the following year, Fuoco returned to the category, but this time joining Charouz Racing System. Perhaps a somewhat more successful stint as he claimed two wins in the Monaco and Yas Marina sprint race, plus another four podiums. Despite claiming 141 points, it was only enough for 7th as Sérgio Sette Câmara had 23 more points than the Italian driver.

Since then, Antonio had some tests with the GEOX Dragon team in Formula E during 2018-2019. After a successful pre-season test, he was announced to be their reserve and test driver for that season. Fuoco also picked up another role as the Scuderia Ferrari F1 Team’s test driver.

Fuoco only raced in the first round of Asian Le Mans at the 4 hours of Shanghai, where he competed with Car Guy Racing. With Kei Cozzolino, Takeshi Kimura, they finished in 5th. With him only competing in one race, he got enough points to classify 16th with 10 points.

From January, he’s not competed in anything else, especially due to the pandemic that has been occurring around the world.

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