Carlos Cunha
Carlos  Cunha
Juncos Racing
1 Brazil
1
Carlos Cunha
rank
4
Career stats
Mazda Road To Indy
Total Poles
1
Race Wins
0
Birthday
Aug 13, 1999
Hometown
Campinas, Brazil
Residence
Campinas, Brazil

Education: High School Graduate

Hobbies: Cars, boats, scuba diving, all kinds of music but especially Brazilian and classical, and movies

Racing Goal: To become IndyCar champion and win the Indianapolis 500

Racing Hero: Michael Schumacher

Fitness: Running, weight-lifting, interval training

Interesting Note: I always pray before I get into the race car. The one talent I wish I had is to play the piano. I will learn.

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 Pro Mazda 3 0 0 2 3 0 3
2017 Pro Mazda 12 0 1 10 11 1 11

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
March 11, 2017 (St.Petersburg)
First Pole
July 28, 2017 (Mid-Ohio)

Carlos's Road To Indy

  • 2017
    • Finished third in his rookie Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season with a late-season surge that saw him earn podium finishes in the final five races for a total of six podiums
    • Claimed a season-high finish of second in the finale at Watkins Glen and one pole at Mid-Ohio
    • Finished fourth or better in 10 of the 12 rounds
    • Earned an Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires test for finishing in the top three in the season standings.
  • 2016
    • Finished fifth in the Brazilian F3 Championship with one win, one second and four third-place finishes from eight starts
    • Participated in several EuroFormula Open tests in Europe.
  • 2015
    • Finished third in the Brazilian F3 Championship with four seconds and two third-place finishes
  • Early Years
    • Raced karts in Brazil, beginning in 2010 and then taking a two-year hiatus to concentrate on his schooling before returning to compete during the 2013 and 2014 seasons
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