Sakhir 29 – 31 Mar
Team: Campos Vexatec Racing
I started racing karts at the age of 7, nothing serious, but just to have fun, and at the age of 12 or 13 we started to compete more in international competition. I moved to cars in 2012, and started racing Formula Renault soon after that. We never had much time for testing because I was committed to school until 18, and achieved 10 A* grades at the age of 16, then my A level qualifications as well at 18. In 2015 I had a lot of success, and joined Renault as part of their academy, and have been with them for 3 years, growing and developing. I am now Reserve Driver for the F1 team and test for them.
Born: February 24th, 1995
Team: Campos Racing
Following to a remarkable Karting and junior Formulas career, Luca came to the Formula One paddock attention in 2015, by achieving five wins in the 2015 GP3 Series, breaking the record for the number of pole positions and fastest laps in a season, narrowly missing out on the title to Esteban Ocon, after losing out to the Frenchman at the final race of the season.
2015 GP3 runner-up, Luca, became a GP2 race-winner in his 2016 rookie season, before the series was rebranded for 2017. Last year he has been a regular front-runner in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, finishing 20 races inside the top 10 and closing his campaign fourth in the Drivers’ Championship with three podium finishes and one win in his Monza home GP. His 2017 FIA Formula 2 team won the Team Championship, also thanks to Luca’s contribution to the specific team standing.