Franco Colapinto

FRANCO

FACTS

Franco Colapinto is a 20-year-old Williams Racing Driver Academy driver from Argentina racing in FIA Formula 2 with MP Motorsport

HOW IT STARTED...

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 won the Argentinian Championship in 2016 and again in 2018, alongside a victory in the 2018 Youth Summer Olympics

SINGLE SEATERS

In 2018 Franco landed in Europe to begin his single seater journey, by entering only the final round of the FIA Spanish F4 season and took a win and a second place, proving he was ready for a full season attack. Fernando Alonso’s team FA Racing by Drivex spotted the then 15-year old’s talent and signed him up for the 2019 season.

One year, eleven victories, 13 podiums and 10 pole positions later Colapinto was crowned Spanish F4 champion, proving that he is definitely one to watch.

During the 2019 season Franco became a Bullet Athlete that allowed him to focus only on his racing, and helped him to secure a seat in the 2020 Toyota Racing Series.

The young Argentinean has started his 2020 season by securing his second single seater title after taking the rookie championship win in the 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Series, adding another race win, a pole position and eight further podium finishes to his tally.

For the second leg of the 2020 season Franco Colapinto returned to Europe to compete in the Formula Renault Eurocup with MP Motorsport. He took two race wins and seven podiums to finish third in the championship as the highest ranked rookie.

In 2021, Franco raced in Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine with MP Motorsport where he achieved two Grand Slams and a further victory and podium finish.

In the 2022 season,Franco moved up to FIA F3 with Van Amersfoort Racing 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 win 2 races and visited the podium five times in total in his rookie year. 

For 2023, Colapinto has been signed by the Williams Racing Driver Academy to race in the FIA Formula 3 Championship with MP Motorsport taking two wins and three further podiums, finishing fourth in the championship. 

Franco also made his FIA Formula 2 debut at the season finale in Abu Dhabi.

Colapinto finished 2023 achieving a childhood dream and reaching a huge milestone in his career as he took part in the F1 Young Driver Test driving a Formula 1 car for the first time, and completed 348 km behind the wheel of a Williams FW45.

In 2024, Colapinto graduates to FIA Formula 2 with MP Motorsport.

SPORTS CARS

Franco started the 2021 racing season making his LMP2 debut in the Asian Le Mans Series with reigning Champion Team G-Drive Racing by APR. The teenager started his sports car journey by making his LMP2 debut in the Asian Le Mans Series with reigning Champion Team G-Drive Racing by APR. The teenager started his sports car journey by taking three pole positions, three podiums and three fastest laps in four races, finishing the season by winning ‘Rookie of the Year’

For the remainder of the 2021 season, Franco continued racing with G-Drive, taking a pole position and a victory  in ELMS, and competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans– as the youngest on the grid of 186 drivers. 

2024 FIA F2 RESULTS

R1 - BAHRAIN

SPRINT RACE

P18

FEATURE RACE

P6

R2 - JEDDAH

SPRINT RACE

P12

FEATURE RACE

DNF

R3 - MELBOURNE

SPRINT RACE

P4

FEATURE RACE

DSQ

R4 - IMOLA

SPRINT RACE

P1

FEATURE RACE

P5

R5 - MONACO

SPRINT RACE

P5

FEATURE RACE

P13

R6 - BARCELONA

SPRINT RACE

FEATURE RACE

R7 - SPIELBERG

SPRINT RACE

FEATURE RACE

R8 - SILVERSTONE

SPRINT RACE

FEATURE RACE

R9 - BUDAPEST

SPRINT RACE

FEATURE RACE

R10 - SPA

SPRINT RACE

FEATURE RACE

R11 - MONZA

SPRINT RACE

FEATURE RACE

R12 - BAKU

SPRINT RACE

FEATURE RACE

R13 - QATAR

SPRINT RACE

FEATURE RACE

R14 - ABU DHABI

SPRINT RACE

FEATURE RACE

CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: P8

NATIONALITY

ARGENTINEAN

AGE

21

SERIES

FIA F2

TEAM

MP MOTORSPORT

SINGLE SEATER TEAM

MP MOTORSPORT

SINGLE SEATER SERIES

FORMULA REGIONAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

FAVOURITE RACE TRACK

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS

FAVOURITE CURRENT F1 DRIVER

LEWIS HAMILTON

FAVOURITE F1 DRIVER FROM THE PAST

AYRTON SENNA

"To do things that no one ever did, you have to do things that no one could do."

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NATIONALITY

ARGENTINEAN

AGE

19

SERIES

FIA FORMULA 3

TEAM

MP MOTORSPORT

SINGLE SEATER SERIES

FORMULA REGIONAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

SINGLE SEATER TEAM

MP MOTORSPORT

FAVOURITE TRACK

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS

FAVOURITE CURRENT F1 DRIVER

LEWIS HAMILTON

FAVOURITE F1 DRIVER FROM THE PAST

AYRTON SENNA

To do things that no one ever did, you have to do things that no one could do.