Victor Franzoni
Victor  Franzoni
Juncos Racing
23 Brazil
23
Victor Franzoni
rank
5
Career stats
Mazda Road To Indy
Total Poles
10
Race Wins
13
Birthday
Oct 5, 1995
Hometown
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Residence
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Victor Franzoni grew up in Sao Paolo, Brazil, in a family that was all about racing. From watching F1 on television to racing karts with his father, the young Franzoni thought of little else. Racing in the micro series at age 4 (against kids much older), Franzoni honed both his race craft and his ability to smile in the face of adversity. The youngest driver to win the Brazilian Karting Championship at age 14, Franzoni moved to Europe the following year to compete in Formula Renault before moving to the U.S. in 2015. He finished third in USF2000 in 2016 and captured a hard-fought Pro Mazda title last season to become the #SoulRed Mazda Scholarship Driver in Indy Lights this season.

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

Racing goal: To be a Verizon IndyCar Series driver

Racing hero: Ayrton Senna

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

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.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2018 Indy Lights 17 1 1 10 17 25 15
2017 Pro Mazda 12 7 5 12 12 121 12
2016 Cooper Tires USF2000 16 3 2 13 15 64 16
2015 Cooper Tires USF2000 6 1 0 3 4 27 4
2015 Pro Mazda 8 0 0 3 5 0 6
2014 Cooper Tires USF2000 14 1 2 6 9 24 12

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
March 29, 2014 (St. Petersburg)
First Win
March 29, 2014 (St. Petersburg)
First Pole
March 29, 2014 (St. Petersburg)

Victor's Road To Indy

  • 2017
    • Won the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires after a season-long battle with Anthony Martin
    • Earned seven victories and five pole positions in 12 races
    • Won the final three races (including his first victory on an oval) to secure the title
    • Claimed the season-long Quarter Master Hard Charger award for most gains in position.
  • 2016
    • Finished third in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda with three victories, including a sweep of the season finale weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
    • Garnered 11 total podium finishes, with top-nines in 15 of 16 races.
    • Earned Hi-Tide Boat Lifts Kids On Track Spirit Award, given to the driver that embodies "the heart of a champion" as they aspire to reach their goals.
  • 2015
    • Contested six Cooper Tires USF2000 Powered by Mazda races, earning a victory and a second-place finish.
    • Moved up to the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires mid-season, earning three top six finishes in 10 races including a fourth at Mid-Ohio.
    • Finished second in the pre-season USF2000 Cooper Tires Winterfest championship with two wins and an additional podium finish of second, missing the title by a scant five points.
  • 2014
    • 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.
  • 2013
    • Competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup.
  • 2012
    • Competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS Championship, claiming two poles and two podium finishes at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
  • 2011
    • Finished fifth in the Brazilian Formula Future Championship with two wins and six fastest race laps -- his first season of car racing.
  • 2010
    • Won Brazilian Karting Championship and the Grand Prix of Brazil.
  • 2009
    • Won Cup of Brazil Karting championship and finished second in the Sangari Grand Prix event in Malaysia.
  • 2008
    • Won Brazilian Karting Championship, the Cup of Brazil and the Grand Prix of Brazil titles.
    • Claimed "Casco d'Oro" (Golden Helmet) award in Brazil.
  • Early Career
    • Began karting at the age of 4.
    • Won 2005 Cup of Brazil Championship
Juncos Racing

Championship-winning Mazda Road to Indy team Juncos Racing made its Verizon IndyCar Series debut in 2017, fielding two cars in the Indianapolis 500.

The team was established by Ricardo Juncos in 1997 as a small formula car race program based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After times became financially tough, Juncos relocated to the United States in 2002 where he worked as a mechanic for a small karting team based in Florida. Juncos was then able to open the doors to his own shop and run in karting series throughout the United States.

In 2009, Juncos Racing entered in the former Star Mazda Championship (now the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires), where the team had great success in its maiden season, finishing second in the driver's championship and third in the team championship. The following year, the team captured its first championship in the series with Indiana native Conor Daly. Fast forward to 2015, where Juncos Racing had its most successful season capturing the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires driver's championship with current Verizon Indy Car Series driver Spencer Pigot and also claiming the Pro Mazda team championship.

Juncos Racing also captured the 2017 Pro Mazda and Indy Lights championships, as the only team to win both series in the same year in the Mazda Road to Indy history.

The mission of Juncos Racing is to develop young drivers from around the world into the next level of their racing careers through the Juncos Racing Driver Development Program. Through this program, the team not only works with drivers on track to improve their skills behind the wheel, but also gives them the tools needed to understand the engineering and mechanics of the race car. Drivers who have participated in the program and have gone on to compete in the next level include Peter Dempsey, Conor Daly, Connor De Phillippi, Chase Austin, Kyle Kaiser, Nicolas Dapero and Spencer Pigot.

Team Website juncosracing.com