Franco Colapinto is a 20-year-old Williams Racing Driver Academy driver from Argentina racing in FIA Formula 2 with MP Motorsport
Franco was only 9 years old when he first turned the wheel of a kart, and it didn’t take long for him to realise that this is what he wanted to do.
Colapinto made his single-seater debut in spectacular fashion, storming to victory in his first race weekend in cars
At only 19 years old he already has over 100 race starts under his belt, including the 24 Hours of Spa and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Following an extraordinary 2021, running a double campaign in junior single-seaters and sports cars, for the 2022 season Franco stepped up to FIA Formula 3 chasing his childhood dream to reach the pinnacle of motor racing, Formula 1. The Argentinian immediately made his mark by taking pole position in his first ever FIA F3 Qualifying, and he went on to winning 2 races, and visiting the podium five times in total in his rookie year.
In 2023, Franco was signed by the Williams Racing Driver Academy. That year he competed in FIA F3 claiming two victories and three further podiums, finishing fourth in the championship.
At the end of the year, the Argentinian wrote history making his F1 debut at the Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test with Williams Racing.
For the 2024 season Colapinto graduates to FIA F2 with MP Motorsport.