Petecof moves to Formula Regional
Gianluca Petecof steps up to the Formula Regional European Championship for the 2020 season. The 17-year-old Brazilian driver from Sao Paulo, a longtime member of the Shell Racing Driver Academy, will stay with Prema Powerteam for a third consecutive season.
Coming from a successful karting career, Petecof joined the Italian team in 2018 making his first appearances in car racing competition and entering the Ferrari Driver Academy program. Then he quickly began to score impressive results and took an overall win during his rookie season in F4.
Last year Petecof added five more wins, running in both the Italian and German Formula 4 championships and taking the runner-up position in the Italian series.
“It is with great pleasure that we can continue to work with Gianluca for the coming season“, Team Principal Angelo Rosin explained, “It will be his third year with us so he has a great knowledge of the team’s work method and ethics and that will definitely be an advantage in terms of adapting to a new car and making a step technically. We are delighted to have him on board for 2020.“