Ferrari signs Brazilian karter to programme
6 December 2017 – Ferrari has added teenage Brazilian karter Gianluca Petecof to its young driver programme.
Petecof, 15, has spent the past two seasons in the CIK-FIA European Championship, tackling the OK Junior class in 2016 (placing 44th overall), before stepping up to the OK class for 2017 (21st overall).
His karting highlights to date include winning the Copa Brasil in 2013 and Florida Winter Tour in 2014.
Petecof joins Giuliano Alesi, Marcus Armstrong, Enzo Fittipaldi, Antonio Fuoco, Callum Ilott, Charles Leclerc, Robert Shwartzman and Guan Yu Zhou in the Ferrari Driver Academy.