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Victor Franzoni

#17 Afterburner Autosport


Birthdate: October 5, 1995
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Residence: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Website: victorfranzoni.com
Twitter: @victorfranzoni
Facebook: Victor Franzoni
Instagram: victorfranzoni
Team Website: afterburnerautosport.com


Novac Sports,

XYZ Talents, E-QUAL


Nationality: Brazilian

Languages spoken: Portuguese, Italian, English and Spanish

Height/weight: 5´5" / 140 lbs

Current sports played: Go-karting and tennis

Hobbies: Go-karting, gym, mini-golf, tennis, music

Snapshot: I like to do everything - to know new things, new sports, new places, new cultures. I like house music and my favorite DJs are Avicii, Calvin Harris and Sebastian Ingrosso. I'm still new in the U.S. but my favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys.

Racing goal: To be an IndyCar driver

Racing hero: Ayrton Senna

My fitness routine includes: Reflex training, cardio training and muscle training 

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: Talk a lot to keep calm

Career results:


  • Finished second in the pre-season Cooper Tires Winterfest championship with two wins and an additional podium finish of second, missing the title by a scant five points


  • Earned four podium finishes, two pole positions and a race victory at St. Petersburg on his way to a fifth-place finish in his rookie Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season


  • Competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup


  • Competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS Championship, claiming two poles and two podium finishes at the Red Bull Ring in Austria


  • Finished fifth in the Brazilian Formula Future Championship with two wins and six fastest race laps -- his first season of car racing


  • Won a Brazilian Karting Championship and the Grand Prix of Brazil


  • Won the Cup of Brazil Karting championship and finished second in the Sangari Grand Prix event in Malaysia


  • Won the Brazilian Karting Championship, the Cup of Brazil and the Grand Prix of Brazil titles
  • Also claimed the "Casco d'Oro" (Golden Helmet) award in Brazil ("It's like a Brazilian Oscar for drivers")

1999 - 2005

  • Began karting at the age of 4
  • Won the 2005 Cup of Brazil Championship