Luca Ghiotto

Name: Luca Ghiotto
Born: February 24th 1995
Nationality: Italian
Team: Hitech Grand Prix
Car Number: 25

Career
Ghiotto completed his first few years of karting between 2008 and 2010 where he took the title in the KF3 class of the Champions Cup, followed by finishing fourth in the following year.

2011 marked Luca’s debut in single seaters where he took part in the Formula Abarth with Prema Powerteam. He took one podium at Misano in the Italian series, taking ninth while taking four podiums and sixth overall in the European Series. He improved to runner up spots in both Championships with Prema in 2012.

Luca’s partnership with Prema remained as he moved into Formula Renault in 2012 to compete in the final rounds of Formula Renault 2.0 Alps and Formula Renault 2.0 NEC. He then took on two full time campaigns with Prema in both the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps Season and the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. Ghiotto took home a podium finish from La Castellet along with a victory at Spa, taking a ninth overall in the final standings. In the Alps series, he finished runner-up to his teammate Antonio Fuoco after scoring five wins . He took home one more win in the main race of the Formula Renault 2.0 Pau Trophy.

Luca graduated in 2014 to Formula Renault 3.5 Series where he competed for International Draco Racing. Later in the year, Ghiotto made his debut in the GP3 series with Trident in Spa where he managed to take home pole position. In 2015, Luca lost the title to Esteban Ocon by eight points after taking home five victories with Trident. After his success in GP3, Ghiotto continued his partnership with Trident and graduated to the GP2 series. He claimed his firsty victory in Sepang during the sprint race and managed to place eight overall in standings.

FIA Formula 2
He headed into his 2017 series with Russian Time where he took one victory and finished forth in the championship with Formula One driver Charles Leclerc taking the title. He had originally won two races at Monza but he was denied his feature race win due to leaving the track after contact with Nyck de Vries and Charles Leclerc. For his 2018 season, Luca made the move to Campos Vexatec Racing where he raced alongside Roy Nissany. He took four podiums and finished eighth in the championship. 2019 marked Ghiotto’s third year in FIA Formula 2 where he joined UNI-Virtuosi Racing with Chinese driver Guanyu Zhou. His latest season was his strongest, managing to take third behind Formula One driver Nicholas Latifi and 2019 FIA Formula 2 Champion and Formula E driver, Nyck de Vries.

In the wake of the eleventh team entry into the Formula 2 Championship, Luca Ghiotto has bagged himself a spot on the team alongside Russian driver Nikita Mazepin to form the first Hitech Grand Prix FIA F2 team.