Santino Ferrucci

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Santino Ferrucci
Nationality United States American
Born (1998-05-31) May 31, 1998 (age 20)
Woodbury, Connecticut, U.S.
IndyCar Series career
Debut season 2018
Current team Dale Coyne Racing
Car no. 19
Starts 2
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 20th in 2018
Santino Ferrucci
FIA Formula 2 Championship career
Debut season 2017
Car no. 17
Former teams Trident
Starts 23
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 22nd in 2017
Previous series
201617
2015
201415
2014
2014
2013
GP3 Series
Toyota Racing Series
European Formula 3
British Formula Three
German Formula 3
F2000 Championship Series

Santino Ferrucci (born May 31, 1998 in Woodbury, Connecticut) is an American racing driver.

Career[edit]

2012-2013[edit]

At 14 years old, Ferrucci made his professional debut in the SBF2000 Winter Series season, winning three out of ten races in the season, with a further three podiums.

2013[edit]

Ferrucci made a mid-season debut in the F2000 Championship Series, finishing 5th place in the championship.

2014[edit]

Ferrucci competed in five races in German Formula Three for EuroInternational, scoring 2nd in his fourth. He also completed three races in British Formula 3 for Fortec Motorsport, scoring a pole and two wins as well as the end of European Formula 3 season, again for EuroInternational. Ferrucci is the youngest winner in British Formula 3 History

Reuniting with Fortec, Ferrucci participated in the Macau Grand Prix. Ferrucci finished the main race in 8th on debut.

2015[edit]

At the start of the year, Ferrucci competed in the Toyota Racing Series for Giles Motorsport. Ferrucci finished the season 3rd overall, scoring his only win at Manfeild and scoring 5 other podiums. Ferrucci returned to European Formula 3, this time with Mücke Motorsport, finishing 11th overall and scoring his only podium in Formula 3 at Spa. At the end of the year, Ferrucci once again raced in the Macau Grand Prix, this time finishing 6th in the main race.

2016[edit]

Ferrucci moved to the GP3 Series with newcomers DAMS.[1] Ferrucci's best result was a 3rd in the sprint race at Spa-Francorchamps and ended the season 12th in the standings.

2017[edit]

In February 2017, DAMS retained Ferrucci for a second GP3 season.[2] Competing in only the first three events, and scoring points in only the first two races, Ferrucci made his Formula 2 debut in Hungary and finished the remainder of the year with Trident, with ninth on debut his best result.[3]

2018[edit]

Ferrucci, driving for Dale Coyne Racing during testing at Portland in 2018.

Ferrucci remained in Formula 2 for 2018, competing alongside Arjun Maini at Trident. In June, Ferrucci made his debut in IndyCar at the Detroit Grand Prix for Dale Coyne Racing as a substitute for Pietro Fittipaldi.[4] Ferrucci retired from his first race after being hit by Charlie Kimball on lap 56, and finished 20th in the second race.

In July, Ferrucci was banned from four F2 races (Hungary and Belgium) after making questionable contact with his teammate Maini after the Sprint Race at Silverstone on the weekend of the British Grand Prix. He was also disqualified from the Sprint Race results at Silverstone for a separate incident when he allegedly forced Maini off the track, and was also found to have driven his car from the support race paddock to the race pitlane wearing just one glove and holding a mobile phone, earning him a €60,000 fine. The stewards at Silverstone heard testimony from the Trident team that Ferrucci driving into Maini was premeditated, but not from Ferrucci himself, who failed to turn up citing a mandatory FIA drug test and a family emergency requiring his return to the United States following the Sprint race.

On July 18, Ferrucci was fired by the Trident F2 team citing his behavior and non-payment of money required by contract. Trident alleged that money had been made available for the Detroit IndyCar race, whilst noting that Ferrucci had defaulted on F2 debts to them.[5][6] An Italian court subsequently ordered Ferrucci to pay Trident €502,000 plus interest and legal fees for failing to make payments.[7]

Despite the legal disputes he contested the final two rounds of the IndyCar season with Dale Coyne Racing.[8]

Formula 1[edit]

After confirmation of Ferrucci's entry into the GP3 Series, he became a test and reserve driver for the Haas F1 Team alongside Ferrari Driver Academy member and GP3 champion, Charles Leclerc.[9]

Ferrucci got his first taste of F1 machinery when he tested for Haas at Silverstone after the British Grand Prix.[10] Haas retained Ferrucci as development driver for 2017 and 2018.[11][12]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2012–13 SBF2000 Winter Series 10 3 3 4 6 - n/a
2013 F2000 Championship 8 0 1 0 4 288 5th
2014 FIA European Formula 3 Championship EuroInternational 20 0 0 0 0 24 19th
German Formula 3 Championship 5 0 0 0 1 33 10th
British Formula 3 Championship Fortec Motorsport 3 2 1 2 3 - NC
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
2015 FIA European Formula 3 Championship Mücke Motorsport 33 0 0 1 1 91 11th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th
Toyota Racing Series Giles Motorsport 16 1 0 2 6 765 3rd
2016 GP3 Series DAMS 18 0 0 0 1 36 12th
Formula One Haas F1 Team Test and Development driver
2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship Trident 10 0 0 0 0 4 22nd
GP3 Series DAMS 6 0 0 0 0 3 19th
Formula One Haas F1 Team Test and Development driver
2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship Trident 13 0 0 0 0 7 19th*
Formula One Haas F1 Team Test and Development driver
IndyCar Series Dale Coyne Racing 4 0 0 0 0 66 27th

As Ferrucci was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score championship points.
* Season still in progress.

Complete FIA European Formula 3 Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 DC Points
2014 EuroInternational Mercedes SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
PAU
1
PAU
2
PAU
3
HUN
1
HUN
2
HUN
3
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

DNS
SPA
3

15
NOR
1

12
NOR
2

5
NOR
3

4
MSC
1

16
MSC
2

13
MSC
3

14
RBR
1

Ret
RBR
2

12
RBR
3

20
NÜR
1

9
NÜR
2

17
NÜR
3

14
IMO
1

Ret
IMO
2

Ret
IMO
3

16
HOC
1

19
HOC
2

17
HOC
3

15
19th 24
2015 kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport Mercedes SIL
1

18
SIL
2

9
SIL
3

13
HOC
1

10
HOC
2

6
HOC
3

28
PAU
1

Ret
PAU
2

11
PAU
3

10
MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

4
MNZ
3

8
SPA
1

4
SPA
2

2
SPA
3

12
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

Ret
NOR
3

6
ZAN
1

28
ZAN
2

8
ZAN
3

9
RBR
1

12
RBR
2

13
RBR
3

11
ALG
1

7
ALG
2

10
ALG
3

Ret
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

7
NÜR
3

7
HOC
1

10
HOC
2

17
HOC
3

Ret
11th 91

Complete GP3 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2016 DAMS CAT
FEA

15
CAT
SPR

11
RBR
FEA

15
RBR
SPR

10
SIL
FEA

18
SIL
SPR

4
HUN
FEA

15
HUN
SPR

11
HOC
FEA

9
HOC
SPR

4
SPA
FEA

7
SPA
SPR

3
MNZ
FEA

19†
MNZ
SPR

11
SEP
FEA

Ret
SEP
SPR

Ret
YMC
FEA

9
YMC
SPR

15
12th 36
2017 DAMS CAT
FEA

9
CAT
SPR

8
RBR
FEA

Ret
RBR
SPR

13
SIL
FEA

Ret
SIL
SPR

9
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
JER
FEA
JER
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
19th 3

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete FIA Formula 2 Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2017 Trident BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
BAK
FEA
BAK
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA

9
HUN
SPR

14
SPA
FEA

9
SPA
SPR

10
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

14
JER
FEA

Ret
JER
SPR

13
YMC
FEA

14
YMC
SPR

15
22nd 4
2018 Trident BHR
FEA

14
BHR
SPR

20
BAK
FEA

11
BAK
SPR

6
CAT
FEA

DNS
CAT
SPR

11
MON
FEA

13
MON
SPR

12†
LEC
FEA

13
LEC
SPR

9
RBR
FEA

10
RBR
SPR

7
SIL
FEA

16
SIL
SPR

DSQ
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA
SOC
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
19th* 7*

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance. * Season still in progress.

American open-wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

IndyCar Series[edit]

(key)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2018 Dale Coyne Racing Dallara DW12 Honda STP PHX LBH ALA IMS INDY DET
22
DET
20
TXS ROA IOW TOR MDO POC GTW POR
20
SNM
11
27th 66

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DAMS puts faith in impressive all-rookie line-up for maiden GP3 Series campaign". GP3 Series. GP2 Series Limited. 28 January 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  2. ^ "DAMS reveal 2017 line up". GP3 Series. GP2 Motorsport Limited. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Santino Ferrucci to join Trident for remainder of 2017 Formula 2 Season from Budapest". 26 July 2017.
  4. ^ Robinson, Cooper. "FERRUCCI IMPRESSES IN OFFICIAL INDYCAR PRACTICE DEBUT". IndyCar. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Trident terminates banned Ferrucci's contract". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Trident Formula 2 team drops banned Haas F1 junior Santino Ferrucci". Autosport.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  7. ^ "SANTINO FERRUCCI ORDERED TO PAY €502,000 TO TRIDENT BY ITALIAN COURTS". TheCheckeredFlag.co.uk. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Ferrucci to contest two more IndyCar races with Coyne". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  9. ^ Larson, Mike (March 10, 2016). "Haas F1 signs American development driver". Autoweek. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  10. ^ Collantine, Keith (July 6, 2016). "Haas to run American driver at Silverstone test". F1 Fanatic. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  11. ^ Barretto, Lawrence (December 22, 2016). "Haas F1 team will keep Santino Ferrucci as development driver in 2017". Autosport. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  12. ^ Edmondson, Laurence. "Haas retains Santino Ferrucci as development driver". ESPNdate=March 28, 2018. Retrieved May 21, 2018.

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